Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Montpelier Mission Hall (Demolished), Montpelier, Bristol
Montpelier Mission Hall (Demolished),
37 York Road, BS6,
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 1884, but we understand it was closed after 1914.

This Mission Hall is shown on Old Maps from the 1880s to the early 1900s, and listed in Kelly's Directory of Bristol as "Montpelier Mission Hall", at #37 York Road, Montpelier. By 1914, Kelly lists it as simply "Mission Hall". It was a square building, shown on Maps of 1916-1918, as a "Hall".

Kelly's Directories do not provide an indication of the Mission Hall's adherence to a particular faith; however a quotation on p.368 of June 1884's edition of the Gospel Magazine provides the information that "Mr. Ormiston again lectured in the Montpelier Mission Hall, Bristol" the previous month (ie May 1884). Ormiston was introduced as the Rev. J. Ormiston, mentioned together with the Rev. Talbot Greaves, and the Rev. Dr. Doudney, as declining "to attend the recent visitation of the Archdeacon of Bristol, on the ground of the objectionable nature of the service used on such occasions at St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol". Rev. James Ormiston, of Kings College, London [Kelly, 1902] had been vicar of St Mary le Port since 1880, and Greaves was vicar of Clifton; I have been unable to discover anything further on Doudney.

The building they lectured in was evidently closed by 1951, as Old Maps of that year show it as a "Ruin". In the present day, the site is occupied by a row of town houses, numbered 25-35.


Now or formerly Christians.

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 ST5930974362. 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 29 Apr 2014 at 15:44.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 09:53:56 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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