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St George's Baptist Church Hall, St George, Bristol
St George's Baptist Church Hall,
Clouds Hill Road / Cherry Tree Lane,
St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 in 1911, and we understand it is still open.

According to its datestone, this building was erected in 1853. It is situated on the south-west corner of the junction of Clouds Hill Road with Cherry Orchard Lane, and on the Bristol Town Plans of 1882 it is labelled as a School for Boys & Girls. Also shown are St George Baptist Chapel on the opposite (north) side of Clouds Hill Road, a school for Infants next to it, and a separate Girls' School opposite its junction with Plummers Hill.

Later Maps show the building had become a Drill Hall, which Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 notes was occupied by F Company 1st Vol. Bat. Gloucester Regt. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website records that - as the Drill Hall - it was rented by the Baptist Chapel in 1911 for evening services, and purchased by them the following year. A new Baptist Church was erected in 1932, adjacent to, and south of the Hall, and by Maps of 1951 the Hall is shown as a Sunday School.

The building has, therefore, a very eventful history. And it was "all change" once again in 2012, as declining congregations, and expensive maintenance forced a closure of the 1932 building. The Church Hall was however retained, and services have continued to be held here. In addition, meetings of "Rise and Shine" Church also take place here - details of which are available on the Church of God of Prophecy - House of Praise website.

Cherry Orchard Lane shares its name with the Cherry Orchard Inn, which once stood on the opposite (south-east) corner of Clouds Hill to the Church.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST6250673684. 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 16 Jun 2014 at 15:19.

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This Report was created 15 Aug 2017 - 00:06:53 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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