Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, St George, Bristol
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church,
Bryant's Hill, BS5 8QS,
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 1907, and we understand it is still open.

There is a comprehensive history of this place of worship on the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church website.

In summary, it was built on land given by Robert Furber. Several local businesses contributed building material - pennant stone, freestone, bricks, ironwork, &c. - amongst others, Messrs Thatcher Brothers the Hanham Quarry owners. The architect was Mr Hugh Dinsley, who "rendered professional services far in excess of any renumeration he asked or received"; and most of the labour was provided free of charge.

It contains a large stone, probably a doorstep, retrieved from the Wesley's Kingswood Boarding School for Boys when it was demolished. It was inscribed by Mr George Hunter, a local man, and laid by Mr. Furber, in 1903. There are three stained glass windows, designed and installed by Messrs J. Bell and Sons of Bristol. The clock, with a single bell, was installed in the tower by Messrs Kemp Brothers, Bristol. There are extensive grounds surrounding the church laid out to lawns, with flowering evergreen shrubs, and Italian Terrazzo marbled sidewalks. Dedication took place on 17th June 1907, the anniversary of Wesley's birth.

Seemingly however it did not follow Wesley's principles to the letter, as it is shown on Maps of 1916-1918 as "United Methodist"!

The following notice in The London Gazette of 7th July 1908 (p.4975) records its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH, situated at Bryants Hill, St. George, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 3rd July, 1908, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85 Dated 4th July 1908.


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 ST6360972830. 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 2 Feb 2019 at 10:23.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:58:39 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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