Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Hillfields Park Baptist Church, Hillfields, Fishponds
Hillfields Park Baptist Church,
Thicket Avenue, BS16 4JQ,
Hillfields, Fishponds, 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 1929, and we understand it is still open.

Hillfields is a relatively modern area of Bristol, developed since World War I on the outskirts of Fishponds. The Hillfields Park housing estate, begun in 1919, was the first in the city to be built under the National Housing Scheme. [Source: Bristol ward profile: Hillfields, on the Bristol Post website]

Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website records that Hillfields Park Baptist Church was built by Foster & Son, to open on 8th May 1929. It was served originally from Fishponds, but the following notice in The London Gazette of 10th April 1931 (p.2369) records its registration for marriages, possibly indicating an independent existence by then:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named HILLFIELDS PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, situated at Thicket-avenue, Fishponds, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 7th April, 1931, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 8th April 1931.

A similar notice published in the Gazette of 6th April 1954 (p.2058) recorded its re-registration for marriages on 31st March, 1954, "in place of a building of the same name and address now disused" - from which I assume that the original building was replaced at that time. Possibly however it survived in some form, as Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) includes Hillfields Park School Hall, as well as Hillfields Park Baptist - also with a congregation of Baptists.


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 ST6401975167. 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 Hillfields, Fishponds, 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 17 Feb 2014 at 15:04.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 08:46:57 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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