Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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East Street Baptist Church, Bedminster, Bristol
East Street Baptist Church,
177 East Street, BS3 4EQ,
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 in 1884, but we understand it was closed in 2003.

East Street Baptist Church has an impressive stone frontage, of 3 bays, the central one wider than the sides, featuring a round-arched window of 4 lights, above which is a rose window having 5 'petals' arranged along the axes of a pentagon. The outer bays have similar windows of 2 lights, above each of which is a smaller circular window, with 4 'petals'. Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website calls them quatrefoils, as indeed I guess they are. The entrance doorway is in the side of a porch, which has been added to the rightmost bay.

Phil also reports that the congregation of the Church was formed in 1884, and the present building erected in 1893. It is possible to see, on Google StreetView (May 2012), the inscription on the rightmost of two foundation stones, which are set beneath the windows. It reads "Laid By / Mr. Edward Parsons / July 3rd. 1893".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 28th February 1896 (p.1211) records its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given that a separate building named Baptist Chapel, situated at East-street in the parish of Bedminster in the city and county of Bristol in the registration district of Bedminster being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 20th day of February 1896, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 20th February 1896.

The building has been closed for worship since 2003, but according to Urbis Development website, a conversion of the interior into 12 apartments was due to be completed in the late summer of 2009. Their account of the conversion makes special mention of the rose windows, and how "the external character of this old Bedminster Church will be retained".

Denomination

Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST5835371449. 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 4 Aug 2014 at 13:56.

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This Report was created 20 Oct 2017 - 06:23:35 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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