Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Catholic Chapel in Nazareth House (Private) (Demolished), Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop
Catholic Chapel in Nazareth House (Private) (Demolished),
Mariners Drive,
Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1921, but we understand it was closed in 1970.

Nazareth House Orphanage Home for Boys was first opened in September 1921, in a house known as Cote Bank, in Westbury on Trym. Cote Bank had been the home, since 1866, of Thomas Pease (1816-1884), and his third wife Susanna Ann (1829-1917) née Fry, a member of the family of the Fry's Chocolate dynasty. After Susannah's death, in 1917, the house, with 27 acres of land, was sold to the Roman Catholic order of Poor Sisters of Nazareth, who converted it into an Orphanage. In 1929, however, Bristol Corporation decided a road was to be built through the grounds (now Falcondale Road), and so it was decided to move the Orphanage to Sneyd Park House, in Stoke Bishop. The Orphanage remained there until it closed in 1970. Sneyd Park House was demolished, and the Glenavon Park estate was built. Cote Bank itself had been demolished in 1930.

Note: I am indebted to a rather unusual source for the above account - The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Volume 94 (2008), for a document entitled The Coffins of Iyhat and Tairy: A Tale of Two Cities, which I discovered in 2014 on the website of Plymouth City Council. It concerns the provenance of two Coffins which were donated to the City Museum and Art Gallery in Plymouth in 1919 from a private collection of artifacts belonging to Thomas Pease. One of the footnotes to the document provides the information that Oswald Pease, Thomas's youngest son (b.1871) was killed in action at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. Susannah Pease, his mother, was cremated a few months after, and her ashes were interred at Kingsweston Quaker Burial Ground, alongside the body of her husband, Thomas.


Now or formerly School/Orphanage Chapel.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST5538875660. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 9 Nov 2018 at 14:20.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:24:50 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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