Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre, Bedminster, Bristol
Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre (link to Church's website)
12 Victoria Place, BS3 3BP,
Bedminster, 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 1988, and we understand it is still open.

The Centre's website tells us that their building was purchased by the Lam Rim Bristol Trust in February 1988. The building was in a poor state when it was taken over, but the efforts of volunteers, over the next 2 years, brought it into a usable condition. The Centre for Whole Health (on the ground floor) was opened first, followed by the cafe in 1989; with the top floor, where the Buddhist Centre is situated, being completed in 1990.

It is a wide building, with 3 tiers of windows, on 3 floors, and two entrance doorways. Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 reveals that #12 Victoria Place was then a Y.M.C.A. building, with J. Cooper listed as its secretary. It is not listed in Kelly's Directory of 1902, but a building of the same shape is shown for the first time on Old Maps of 1904, so presumably it was built by then.

Denomination

Now or formerly Gelug-pa Buddhist.

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 ST5827871488. 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 13 Aug 2016 at 09:29.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 16:26:02 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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