Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Seymour Christian Spiritualist Temple, Montpelier, Bristol
Seymour Christian Spiritualist Temple,
26 Sussex Place,
Montpelier, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does/did not 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 by 1941, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

So far as I can tell, the address for "Seymour Christian Spiritualist Temple" of "26 Sussex Place" in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is the right half of a semi-detached property, joined to the houses on either side of it, which appear to have been built at different times.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 18th April 1941 (p.2240) records its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SEYMOUR CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST TEMPLE situated at 26, Sussex Place, Montpelier in the civil parish of Bristol in Bristol Registration District in the county borough of Bristol was on the 11th March 1941 registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 and 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 14th March 1941.

Although no corresponding notice of de-registration has been found, it seems probable that in the present day, it has closed, as there is no indication on the outside that it is not a domestic residence. Neither was the premises formerly registered for "SEYMOUR CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, situated at 55, Lower Cheltenham Place (Part Ground Floor and Whole of First Floor)" in the Gazette of 17th November 1936 (p.7440), but the names appear to be so similar as to refer to meeting places of the same congregation. Perhaps given the date, in 1941, the latter premises suffered bomb damage in the 1940 raid on Bristol.


Now or formerly Christian Spiritualist.

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/was located at OS grid reference ST5984674401. 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.

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 28 Apr 2014 at 11:31.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 15:16:06 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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