Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Gatton Mission Hall (The People's Mission) (Demolished), Baptist Mills, Bristol
Gatton Mission Hall (The People's Mission) (Demolished),
Gatton Road,
Baptist Mills, 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 1893, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 lists "The People's Mission, Gatton Hall" as "Undenominational"; and in the street directory section ("Gatton Mission Hall") between #2 and #4 Gatton Road. It is marked on Old Maps of 1903 onwards as simply "Mission Hall". On earlier Maps of 1883-1884, Gatton Road was not yet laid out. Maps of the 1900s show the Mission Hall was one of its earliest buildings, and that it was known originally as "Garton Road".

This is also the spelling used for the street address of the "People's Mission Hall in a list of Places of Worship on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society website. It is recorded in the list as Unsectarian, and founded in 1893.

It is not known when the Mission closed, but its building may have been taken over by Jehovah's Witnesses. At any rate, a Kingdom Hall had opened in Gatton Street by 1959, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 6th March 1959 (p.1566) indicates, and its location is otherwise unknown:

A Building certified for worship named KINGDOM HALL, Gatton Road, St. Werburgh, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 25th February 1959, registered for solemnising 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 3rd March 1959.

Gatton (or Garton) Road was built parallel to (north of) a former Mill Stream, the line of which is now followed by the M32. The Mission Hall was on the south side, near to its junction with Mina Road, backing onto the stream. The whole of this side of Gatton Road has now been cleared, to make way for the slip road to the Motorway, which has been named New Gatton Road.


Now or formerly Unsectarian.

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 ST6027274408. 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 Baptist Mills, 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 1 Apr 2014 at 09:59.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 02:30:54 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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