Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Soundwell Christian Fellowship (Demolished), Soundwell, Mangotsfield
Soundwell Christian Fellowship (Demolished),
Soundwell Road,
Soundwell, Mangotsfield, 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 1990, but we understand it was closed in 2006.

The Soundwell Christian Fellowship was formed in 1912, and thereafter, its development has been inextricably linked with other Christian Fellowship groups in Bristol. They were joined by the Blackhorse Christian Fellowship, probably in the early 1960s, and in 1990, by the Bristol Christian Fellowship (BCF). It is not known where early meetings were held, but according to an account of the Kingswood Whit Walk, in a book Religion in English Everyday Life: An Ethnographic Approach, by Timothy Jenkins, published in 1999, Soundwell Christian Fellowship were meeting in the former Soundwell Baptist Church building, on the south-west corner of the junction of Soundwell Road and Portland Street by then.

Its closure, as "BCF SOUNDWELL CENTRE, Soundwell Road" was recorded in The London Gazette of 1st August 2006 (p.10474) in a list of buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... The building was subsequently demolished, and its site is now (2012) occupied by a block of apartments, known as "St Martin's Court".

Meetings continued in the Blackhorse Christian Fellowship premises (Blackhorse Road, Emerson's Green) until 2009, when the name was changed to "Resound", and meetings were then held at Barley Close Primary School, Mangotsfield, whilst a new building, to replace the Blackhorse Centre was erected.

I am grateful to the Resound Community website, for this, and for other details of the above history.


Now or formerly Christian Fellowship.

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 ST6480775377. 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 Soundwell, Mangotsfield, 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 24 Jan 2014 at 07:45.

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This Report was created 4 Dec 2021 - 07:46:15 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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