Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mount Zion Methodist Church, Whitehall, Bristol
Mount Zion Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
259 Whitehall Road / Neath Road,
Whitehall, 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 1871, but we understand it was closed in 1991, and the premises are now in secular use.

Mount Zion Methodist Church is situated on the north-east corner of the junction of Whitehall Road with Neath Road, and set at an angle of 45 degrees to the junction. It is rectangular, built of stone, and with sides of 6 bays. There are 2 tiers of windows, the lower being round-arched, and the upper (smaller) windows are rectangular. The front has 3 bays, with a central doorway, and a "rose" window above the upper tier of windows; and there are side bays, which curve round to meet the sides - an impressive building. Built in 1871, according to Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website - which has a good photograph.

It is listed between #247, and #261 Whitehall Road (odd numbers) in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914. There is a newer building to the right of it, which appears to be connected as it has a similar design - two tiers of windows, and a "rose" window - which may have accounted for the gap in numbering. However it cannot have been a Sunday School, as one is marked on the opposite side of the road on Old Maps, between #252 and #270 in Kelly's Directory ("Mount Zion Lecture Hall & Sunday School").

There were two notices relating to the closure of "Mount Zion, Whitehall" in The London Gazette. One was published on 13th March 1980 (p.3942) and the other on 1st May 1991 (p.6806):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that Mount Zion Methodist Church, Whitehall, St. George, in the registration district of Bristol in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 9th June 1908 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 22nd April 1991.

The earlier notice, presumably related to the former Sunday School premises. In the present day, the church is in commercial use, and the Sunday School building has been demolished.


Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 ST6167073941. 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 Whitehall, 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 12:00.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:28:12 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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