Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Silas's Mission Room, St Philip, Bristol
St Silas's Mission Room   [no longer consecrated]
Union Road, BS2 0LP,
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1902, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

St Silas's Mission Room was noted for the first time in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902, recorded under "Union Road, St Philip's". It is built of stone, with red brick dressings, with a central projecting bay, having an entrance doorway, above which is a large venetian-style window, each light currently split into 6 panes with horizontal glazing bars. There are pointed-arched doorways in each side bay, with single-light windows above - an unusual, and striking building, which is now in commercial use.

The doorway has now (I assume) been widened to suit its present day purpose, but 4 "foundation" stones remain, set into the wall, 2 on either side of the doorway. They have inscriptions, but it has not been possible to read them. It was evidently built originally as a Baptist Mission Room, as it is marked as such on the Bristol Town Plans of 1885.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST6013072785. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 9 May 2014 at 08:53.

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This Report was created 4 Oct 2017 - 05:15:39 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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