Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Knowle Methodist Church, Upper Knowle, Bristol
Knowle Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
Redcatch Road / Wells Road, BS4 2EP,
Upper Knowle, 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 1904, and we understand it is still open.

Knowle Methodist Church is situated on the north-west corner of the 'Y' junction of Redcatch Road with Wells Road, and faces south-east towards the junction. It has a large 'east' window above a sturdy entrance porch, small transepts to the body of the building, and additional rooms at the rear. There is a cute little turret at the crossing of the transepts and the body, having a tapered base, supporting an open belfry, and small spire, topped by a weather vane.

A history of the Church on South Bristol Methodist website mentions that Methodism first came to Knowle in 1759, when John Wesley 'walked the mile to Knowle to visit the French prisoners of war'. Further details of Wesley's visit are available in John Latimer's The Annals of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century (1893). However it was to be another 100 years or so before a Methodist Church was opened in the area - Bushy Park Methodist, in 1875; then around twenty years later, in 1904, this building - what is now Knowle Methodist Church.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 30th March 1906 (p.2259) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named WESLEYAN CHURCH, situated at Upper Knowle, in the civil parish ot Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the twenty-sixth March, 1906, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated the 27th March, 1906.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 is located at OS grid reference ST6062670846. 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 6 Sep 2014 at 15:23.

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This Report was created 11 Nov 2017 - 14:16:00 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.

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