Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St David's Mission Church, Southville, Bristol
St David's Mission Church,
Stackpool Road / Beauley Road, BS3 1NW,
Southville, 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 1893, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

The former St David's Mission Church is situated on the south-east corner of the junction of Beauley Road with Park Road. It was founded originally as a Mission of St Paul's Church, in Coronation Road, Southville. According to Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler, services began in a private house in 1893, and then were transferred to a hall in Raleigh Road, which was rented until the Church was built in 1908.

It was dedicated to St David in 1913, but had ceased being a church prior to WWII, becoming firstly St David's Hall, and then the Church Hall of St Paul's. It did, however substitute for St Paul's after it had been destroyed during WWII, and prior to its rebuilding in the 1950s, then again in 1990, when St Paul's suffered storm damage.

By the beginning of the 21st century, it had, as one might say, outlived its usefulness, and by May 2003 (so Phil says), had been converted into four flats. Nevertheless, it is still, in my opinion, a spectacular building, having experienced what might be described, in estate-agent-speak, as a "sympathetic conversion", which maintains its essential "church-ness", but is sufficiently accomodating to its new functionality.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5785171998. 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 17 Aug 2014 at 14:03.

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