Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Providence Meeting Room, Easton, Bristol
Providence Meeting Room   [no longer registered]
145 Whitehall Road / Herbert Street,
Easton, Bristol, 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 1898, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Providence Meeting Hall is situated on the north-west corner of the junction of Whitehall Road with Herbert Street. It is a rectangular building having sides of red brick, with 5 bays of tall, round-arched windows. The front is of stone (or stone-faced), with a tall, now "blind", central archway, 2 windows matching those in the sides on either side of it, and one window above it. Above this is a horizontal band of lighter stone, embossed with the lettering "Providence Meeting Hall", and above this, a lozenge-shaped date plaque of "1898". It is therefore a tall building, and probably 2-storey, originally.

It is listed as "Plymouth Brethren's Meeting Hall" in the street directory section of Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902, and in the parish of St Mattthew, Moorfields. The Brethren had a Mission Hall in Grosvenor Road, also called "Providence". In Kelly's Directory of 1914 street numbering is included, and it is listed in the odd numbers between Mrs Ann Bromwich, an ironmonger, at #143, and John Coles, a news agent, at #145.

It is probably now closed, as the central archway wasn't always blocked up. There are photographs in Paul Townsend's Photographic Archive of St George & Redfield showing the archway contained an entrance doorway, which was approached by a flight of steps. One photograph, showing it in profile, is captioned "1907 Whitehall Road", the other "The Providence Meeting Room", at 141 Whitehall Road.


Now or formerly Plymouth Brethren.

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 ST6140673795. 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 Easton, Bristol, 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 19 Mar 2014 at 08:45.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:30:57 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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