Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Lawrence Weston Pentecostal Church (Demolished), Lawrence Weston, Henbury
Lawrence Weston Pentecostal Church (Demolished),
Ridingleaze, BS11 0QE,
Lawrence Weston, Henbury, 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 by 1972, but we understand it was closed by 2002.

The present-day meeting place for the Lawrence Weston Christian Fellowship is in Kingsweston Lane, but it appears this was not their first home. Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) lists the Lawrence Weston Christian Fellowship meeting in Ridingsleaze. This would appear to be the (unnamed) place of worship shown on Maps between 1955 and 1992 close to the north-east corner of the junction of Ridingleaze with Broadlands Drive, a site now occupied by the Anne Coleman Centre, a Care Home, which opened in 2002.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 21st July 1972 (p.8808) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named LAWRENCE WESTON PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, was on 12th July 1972, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 1958. Dated 15th July 1972.

The Registrar General's list also records a "Bethesda Chapel", in Kingsweston Lane, with a congregation of "Open Brethren". It would appear that the Lawrence Weston Christian Fellowship either took over "Bethesda" from the Brethren, or reached an agreement to share the premises, as their former building in Ridingleaze has now been demolished.


Now or formerly Assemblies of God.

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 ST5428778115. 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 Lawrence Weston, Henbury, 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 2 Mar 2014 at 10:49.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:42:36 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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