Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Baptist Mission Room (Demolished), St Philip, Bristol
Baptist Mission Room (Demolished),
Freestone Road,
St Philip, 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 1880, but we understand it was closed before 1902.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website quotes from an account by Arrowsmith, that a Hall and School were established here in 1880 by Cotham Grove Baptist Chapel. Both are shown on the Bristol Town Plans of 1885, on the south side of Freestone Street. The Mission Room is shown as having seating for 100, apparently built behind existing buildings in the street, and approached through a "jennel". It might also have been possible to reach it from Gas Lane, to the south, but since it is long gone now, this is pure conjecture.

The School was further up the street, and appeared to be quite large, and built around a quadrangle. By Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902, it is listed as a "Board" School, but the Mission had probably closed by then, as it is not mentioned. By Kelly's Directory of 1914, again, just the School is recorded - as "St Philip's Council School". The next available detailed Map of the 1950s shows the area where the Mission Room was as "Ruin", and although the outline of the School buildings is still shown, it was not labelled as such; so possibly the area would have suffered bomb damage, and it had been abandoned by the residents. In the present day, that still seems to be the case - the area appears to be largely industrial, with Freestone Road providing side access to buildings fronting Gas Lane only.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST6016872605. 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 Philip, 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 7 May 2014 at 10:12.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:14:24 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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