Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Mission Rooms, Windmill Hill, Bristol
St Michael's Mission Rooms   [no longer consecrated]
Vivian Street,
Windmill Hill, 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 about 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building, comprising a series of "rooms" was the first permanent meeting place of what was later to become the congregation of St Michael & All Angels Church. First meetings took place in a room at the far end of Somerset Terrace, served by priests from St John the Baptist Church, in Bedminster. A building committee, which comprised clergy and parishioners from St Paul's, Clifton, and St John's, Bedminster, organised the erection of a permanent building in Vivian Street - the first "parish room" - which opened on 2nd August 1884. St Michael's Church was built 2 years later, on a plot of land opposite, donated by Mr. Alfred Capper Pass, a local industrialist.

A second "room" was added in 1890 on an adjacent plot to the original, again with the assistance of Mr. Pass, who sold the land to the Church for a nominal amount. It must have been a heady time in the 1930s, when the buildings were filled to capacity by pupils attending Sunday School; however lifestyles change, and by the 1970s they had become sadly neglected. Rather than the premises being demolished, they were leased to the newly-formed Windmill Hill Community Association, who assisted with their renovation. And they are still in use by the Association in the present day (2014).

The above brief summary is compiled with the assistance of St Michael and all Angels: The First Hundred Years, a booklet published for the Church's Centenary in 1986. The Rooms are labelled as "St Michael's Mission Rms" in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902.

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 ST5899271350. 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 20 Aug 2014 at 13:18.

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