Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Horfield Gospel Hall (Demolished), Bishopston, Bristol
Horfield Gospel Hall (Demolished),
140 Gloucester Road,
Bishopston, Bristol, 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 1884, but we understand it was closed by 1991.

This building (so far as I can tell from Old Maps) would have stood next door to the Branch of Oddbins at 138 London Road. It would be nice to think its plan was a mirror of the Oddbins building, which itself has the appearance of a "Gospel Hall" - single storey, with a pediment above the entrance, and deep band of stucco with inset pilasters below a hipped roof, but that was not the case. The Bristol Information website has a photograph of it taken in 2002, showing a two-storey building, with a central doorway above which was a large tripartite window, more typical of Methodist or Baptist Chapels.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 16th May (p.3536) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named GOSPEL HALL, situated at 140, Gloucester-road, Bishopston, Bristol, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the eleventh May, 1905, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 12th May 1905.

Evidently it was closed by 1991, as the congregation of St Michael & All Angels are known to have held services here, after their Victorian Church on the corner of Gloucester Road and Brynland Avenue was declared structurally unsafe, and they were waiting for a new building to open. Their new Church was opened in 2002, and since then, the Gospel Hall has been demolished and its site is now (2012) occupied by a block of flats called "Egerton House".

Note: it is called "Horfield Gospel Hall" in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902, but on the aforementioned "Bristol Information" website, "Bishopston Gospel Hall". [Other Sources: ChurchCrawler, and About Bristol websites]


Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 ST5908175494. 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 Bishopston, 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 28 Dec 2013 at 12:15.

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This Report was created 1 Jul 2022 - 06:31:36 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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