Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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New Testament Church of God (Demolished), Montpelier, Bristol
New Testament Church of God (Demolished),
8-12 Upper Cheltenham Place,
Montpelier, 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 before 1966, but we understand it was closed in 1979.

At the time of publication of Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914, numbers 8-12 Upper Cheltenham Place did not exist. Numbering began with #2, the residence of George Nicholas, and #4, the residence of Joseph Hankins, then skipped to #14, Christopher Thomas Copestake. Maps of comparable age do however show a small building on the site. By 1951, however, a much larger, square property is shown, set well back from the roadside - perhaps this was the New Testament Church of God for which the following notice in The London Gazette of 23rd August 1966 (p.9287) recorded a registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD, 8-12 Upper Cheltenham Place, Montpelier in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, was on 16th August 1966, registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1941, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 17th August 1966.

A comparable notice, published in the Gazette of 1st November 1979 (p.13683) cancelled the registration. In the previous month, the New Testament Church of God had registered the former St Thomas the Apostle's building in Fishponds Road, Eastville, so it would appear that the Church moved premises, rather than closing its doors.

In the present day, the building in Upper Cheltenham Place has been demolished, and a pair of four-storey apartment blocks occupies the site.


Now or formerly New Testament Church of God.

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 ST5936574332. 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 Montpelier, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 28 Apr 2014 at 08:46.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:39:05 GMT 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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