Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Shirehampton Baptist Church, Shirehampton
Shirehampton Baptist Church,
17 Station Road, BS11 9TU,
Shirehampton, 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 1890, and we understand it is still open.

According to Shirehampton Baptist Church website, its congregation was founded in 1890, by a group from Pill (on the opposite bank of the Avon), "with a vision to reach the rapidly growing village of Shirehampton and the Port of Avonmouth". Meetings were established in a rented building until 1904, when a permanent church was built. Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website describes it as "built in an arts and crafts style of 1904-5 by B. Wakefield ... engaging west facade with lower entrance narthex, window above and behind, and two flanking openwork turrets".

In fact, Phil describes what is the best view of the Church, from Pembroke Avenue. It is built of "crazy-paving" stone, and the turrets are topped by domes, after the style of mini Roman temples. The doorway has a sign saying "Baptist Church / Entrance in Station Road", but the facade of the original building is now hidden by a modern extension, for which see the photograph of Shirehampton Baptist Church on the Geograph website.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 12th April 1907 (p.2518) indicates its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BAPTIST CHURCH, situated at Station-road, Shirehampton, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol Registration district, was, on the 6th April, 1907, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 8th April 1907.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST5320976759. 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 Shirehampton, 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 1 Feb 2019 at 12:53.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:25:42 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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