Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bristol City Mission, St Jude, Bristol
Bristol City Mission,
Great George Street / New Street,
St Jude, 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 1959, and we understand it is still open.

The Bristol City Mission building is currently (2013) home to five organisations. One is the Bristol City Mission itself. Two of the others are Churches - "The Lighthouse Chapel International" and "The Agape Church"; and two are Christian Charities - "Hopes Place", and the "Matthew Tree Project".

Old Maps show there was a Mission Hall in this location, at the north end of New Street, just past its junction with Great George Street by 1903. Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 reveals it was Friends New Street Mission Hall. The "Bristol City Mission Chapel" was then in Great Ann Street, as also indicated by the following notice in The London Gazette of 5th February 1929 (p.905):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BRISTOL CITY MISSION HALL, situated at Great Ann-street, St. Jude, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 30th January, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 31st January 1929.

It was one of six branches of the Bristol City Mission, registered on the same day. Others were "Chapel-street, Victoria-road"; "Barton-street, Barton Hill"; "Day's-road, St. Philip"; "Owen-street, Easton"; and "Russell Town-avenue, Moorfields".

Note: Great Ann Street runs parallel to Great George Street, and once extended as far as New Street. Kelly's Directories indicate the former City Mission was on the north side, close to the junction with Wade Street, and is believed to have been replaced by the present building in 1959, as indicated by two further notices published in Gazette of 19th June 1959 (p.4023/p.4024), one to cancel the registration for marriages of the earlier premises, and one to register the new premises.

The Bristol City Mission Society was formed in 1826 for "interdenominational Christian Outreach, and in particular to provide physical and spiritual help to those in need".


Now or formerly City Mission.

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 ST5965073383. 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 St Jude, 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 6 Mar 2014 at 14:38.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 13:11:05 BST 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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