Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Railway Gospel Temperance Hall (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
Railway Gospel Temperance Hall (Demolished),
Mead Street,
Bedminster, 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, but we understand it was closed after 1918.

The position of this Mission Hall may be seen on Old Maps of 1903-1904, and 1918, at the extreme south-east end of Mead Street, which at the time was partly residential, and partly industrial. Kelly's Directories of Bristol of 1902 and 1914 record it as "Railway Gospel Temperance Hall". As befitting of a Railway Mission, it was situated close to a railway terminus - in this case, Pylle Hill Goods Depot. The building still existed, according to Maps of 1948-1951, but was by then unmarked. Later Maps show it had become a Warehouse, the site of which is now occupied by a much larger building, and the street as a whole is in general, industrial.

The Railway Mission was founded on 1881 for the spiritual and pastoral care of their workers - their objective being "the moral and spiritual advancement of railway employees of all ages". Whilst many of their former Missions have long gone, or been taken over by other sects, they still offer a chaplaincy service, working in partnership with the London City Mission.

Note: a list of Places of Worship on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society website records a Mission Hall in Mead Street belonging to the Christadelphians. Old Maps do not show more than one Mission Hall in the street, so they may have shared, or taken over, the Railway Mission.

Denomination

Now or formerly Mission Hall.

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 ST5969072100. 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 29 Jun 2014 at 15:21.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2017 - 22:38:48 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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