Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bedminster Spiritualist Church, Bedminster, Bristol
Bedminster Spiritualist Church,
74A Chessel Street / Ruby Street, BS3 3DN,
Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


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 2001, and we understand it is still open.

Bedminster Spiritualist Church is a single storey building, attached to the rear of 74 Chessel Street, on the north-east corner of its junction with Ruby Street. The entrance to the building is through a doorway opening onto Ruby Street.

There do not appear to be any windows! Perhaps skylights, or windows at the rear, provide lighting to the interior.

This is their third home in Bedminster. Their first - "BEDMINSTER SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, West Street" was registered for marriages on 25th July 1962, as recorded in The London Gazette of 31st July 1962 (p.6108). In 1969, they took over Hebron Chapel, the former United Methodist Church in Hebron Road, after the Methodists had vacated it. The registration of the former Hebron Chapel, and the deregistration of the West Street premises were recorded in the Gazette of 30th January 1969 (p.1111), and 11th February 1969 (p.1539) respectively.

They had moved to Chessel Street by 2001 - the following notice in The London Gazette of 15th January 2001 (p.494) recorded the transfer:

A Building certified for worship named BEDMINSTER SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, 74 Chessel Street, (rear of building), Bedminster in the registration district of Bristol, in the Non-Metropolitan County of Bristol, was on 4th January 2001, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949 as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. In lieu of Bedminster Spiritualist Church, Hebron Road, Bedminster now disused and the registration cancelled thereof. Dated 8th January 2001.

The former Hebron building, or "Hebron Court", as it is now known, is believed to have been sold in 2002, and converted into apartments shortly after.


Now or formerly Spiritualist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST5779171181. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Bedminster, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 11 Aug 2014 at 08:56.

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This Report was created 28 Sep 2021 - 17:23:31 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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