Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mount Tabor Chapel (Demolished), St Paul, Bristol
Mount Tabor Chapel (Demolished),
Newfoundland Road,
St Paul, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1881, but we understand it was closed in 1944.

It is easy to imagine this Chapel occupying pride of place in this section of Newfoundland Road. There is a photograph on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website, showing a gabled front, with a large central pointed arched window, flanked by twin turrets, which Phil suggests may be bellcotes. He notes that it was founded in 1881, and demolished in the 1970s to make way for the extension of the M32 motorway route into the centre.

Old Maps show it on the south side of the road, opposite Lake Street, which has also been cleared. There was a Sunday School to its left, and it was situated next to a Felt Hat Manufactory. Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 lists it between #146, the residence of Ernest T. Bryant, a baker, and the intersection with Howes Road, also now cleared, though a stub of it remains at the east end of Clement Street providing turning space for what is now a no-through road.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 12th September 1944 (p.4226) recorded its closure:

NOTICE is hereby given that the building formerly known as MOUNT TABOR METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Newfoundland Road, Bristol in the Registration District of Bristol in the County Borough of Bristol which was duly registered for Marriages pursuant to the Act 6 and 7 Will. IV., cap. 85 is now no longer used as a Place of Meeting for Religious Worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so registered, and that the Registry thereof was therefore on the 4th day of September 1944 formally cancelled by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales. Dated 5th September 1944.

The original registration of "Mount Tabor Primitive Methodist Chapel, situate at Newfoundland-road, in the parish of St. Paul", as recorded in the Gazette of 23rd November 1888 (p.6684), took place on 20th November 1888.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST5980173793. 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 Paul, 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 30 Mar 2014 at 17:02.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 16:44:26 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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