Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Hallen, Henbury
St John the Evangelist's Church   [no longer consecrated]
Severn Road / Moorhouse Lane,
Hallen, Henbury, Gloucestershire.


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 1854, but we understand it was closed before 2009, and the premises are now in secular use.

At the time of the 1851 Religious Census, and later, Hallen belonged to Henbury parish, but St John the Evangelist's is recorded on the British Listed Buildings website under Almondsbury. Their account says it was built in 1854 by C.S. Fripp - "rubble with stone dressings, double Roman tiled roof with raised coped verges and cross finials". Strangely they do not mention its curious alignment of south-east/north-west, rather than east/west.

Nor does Kelly's Directory of 1923, which says "the church at Hallen, erected in 1853, is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a turret containing one bell". The Listed Building account also mentions a bellcote with bell and trefoil in spandrel above, but this has now been removed from the building - possibly because at the time of Google StreetView drive-past (2009) it had a "For Sale" board was outside, and is now (2013) in private ownership. However all is not lost - there is an old postcard captioned "Church and Severn Road, Hallen" showing it as it was originally as part of Paul Townsend's Photographic Archive of Henbury.


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5504380006. 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 Hallen, Henbury, 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 2 May 2013 at 13:19.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2021 - 05:57:28 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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