Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Summerhill Methodist Church, St George, Bristol
Summerhill Methodist Church,
Summerhill Road / Air Balloon Road, BS5 8LB,
St George, Bristol, 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 1989, and we understand it is still open.

Summerhill Methodist Church was opened in 1989, on the site of the former Clowes (Primitive) Methodist Church, and to accomodate the congregation of two other Methodist Churches in the parish of St George - Bethel Methodist (Clouds Hill Road), and Crews Hole Methodist.

It is a modern building, of red brick, with lighter brickwork outlining a tall central archway, on either side of which are a pair of rectangular areas, similarly in lighter brickwork, where one might expect to see windows. In fact, having seen so many places of worship where windows have been bricked up, at first sight it looked as though this is what had happened here too, but apparently it is "by design", and the Church is open.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 9th October 1989 (p.11554) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named SUMMERHILL METHODIST CHURCH, Air Balloon Road, St. George, in the registration district of Bristol, in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon, was on 25th September 1989, registered for solemnizing 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 4th October 1989.

Similar notices in the Gazette recorded the closure of "METHODIST CHURCH, Crews Hole Road" in January 1988; and of "St George Methodist Church" (Clouds Hill Road, formerly Bethel), and "Clowes Chapel, Summerhill", in October 1989.


Now or formerly 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 is located at OS grid reference ST6304873475. 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 St George, 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 15:17.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:09:42 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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