Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Crews Hole Methodist Church, Crews Hole, Bristol
Crews Hole Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Crews Hole Road,
Crews Hole, 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 1853, but we understand it was closed in 1988, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Methodist Chapel, with an adjoining Sunday School, is situated on the south-east corner of Crews Hole Road and Trooper's Hill Road. It has now been converted into an attractive pair of "cottages", which nevertheless retain a chapel-like appearance. The pair have a similar appearance, each with a tall round-arched window on either side of a central doorway, above which is an 8 'petal' rose window. There is a date plaque above the one on the Chapel building. Although the two buildings look almost identical from the front, it can be seen from Google Satellite View that the Chapel is longer than the Sunday School. Phil Draper, on his ChurchCrawler website records it as erected in 1853.

Possibly its congregation had assembled earlier than this, in what is described the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/330/3/1/9) as "White House Chapel" at Crews Hole, St George. This was a building used exclusively as a place of worship, by a congregation of Wesleyan (Methodist Reformers). It had seating for 250, and had an estimated congregation of 200 worshippers on the afternoon and evening of March 30th. The return was completed by Edwd. Lawrence, Chapel Steward, of "Crews Hole, St George, Bristol". He also completed the return for a separate Wesleyan Chapel in Crews Hole.

Its registration for marriages, as "METHODIST CHURCH, Crews Hole Road, St. George", was announced in The London Gazette of 19th January 1978 (p.738); the comparable notice of closure published in the Gazette of 14th January 1988 (p.429):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that METHODIST CHURCH, Crews Hole Road, 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 January 1978 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act 1949 (as amended) has cancelled the registration. Dated 23rd December 1987.

Its congregation joined that of the newly built Summerhill Methodist Church, in Summerhill Road, the following year.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 ST6287572812. 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 Crews Hole, 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 25 Mar 2014 at 11:50.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2021 - 10:12:53 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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