Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Sorry, we do not have an Image of this Place of Worship We do not have a
Photograph at present.

Image by courtesy of
openclipart.org
John Millard Memorial Church, Bedminster, Bristol
John Millard Memorial Church   [no longer registered]
Chessel Street / Garnet 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 in 1900, but we understand it was closed about 1968, and the premises are now in secular use.

The former John Millard Memorial Church is situated on the north-west corner of the junction of Chessel Street and Garnet Street. It is single storey, and of 4 bays, facing Garnet Street. Three of the bays have large 3-light windows with horizontal divides. The entrance doorway, and a smaller window occupy the fourth bay, and the upper part of all the windows are glazed with leaded lights.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 8th April 1921 (p.2815) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named JOHN MILLARD MEMORIAL CHAPEL, situated at Chessells-street, Bedminster, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the second April, 1921, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 5th April 1921.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website records it as built in 1900, to a design by [Sir George] Oatley. A history of Hebron Chapel on the Welland Family History website comes to the rescue in establishing its dedication. John Millard is recorded as one of the founders and leaders of Hebron Chapel, which "in its heyday was noted for its outgoing and missionary zeal". The John Millard Memorial Chapel in "the Chessels" was one of its daughter Churches, as was Salem, in Trafalgar Terrace, Bedminster Down, and Ashton Gate Chapel in Greenway Bush Lane.

In Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 (in Garnet Street), it is listed as plain "United Methodist Free Church", but in the same publication of 1914 as "John Millard Memorial United Methodist Church". May one infer from this that it acquired its dedication in the intervening years?

No notice (in the Gazette) of the cancellation of its registration for marriages has been found, but the above account of Hebron's history suggests that it was closed about the same time as Hebron, that is, in 1968. Phil notes that at the time of his writing, it had been sold to the Boys & Girls Brigades and was used as their headquarters, and certainly in the present day it appears to be in secular use.

Denomination

Now or formerly United Methodist.

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 ST5779071116. 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 10 Aug 2014 at 14:52.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 29 Oct 2017 - 01:28:55 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS1957.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library