Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Emmanuel Parish Hall (Demolished), St Philip, Bristol
Emmanuel Parish Hall (Demolished),
Union Road, BS2 0LP,
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 before 1914, but we understand it was closed in 1937.

Emmanuel Parish Hall was noted for the first time in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914, recorded under "Union Road, St Philip's". Old Maps show it was a large square building, on the south side of the street, north of the former railway line, with a row of houses, St James's Terrace, between the two. The former Emmanuel Church was close by, on the north-east corner of the junction of Midland Road with Barton Road. It was declared redundant in 1937, as (I assume) so was the Parish Hall.

So far as I am able to tell from Old Maps, Union Road was split into two by the coming of the railway, and the two ends were walled off. In the present day, the railway line is crossed by the Kingland Road Bridge, but according to an article in a rather nice "Wiki" - the Bristol Railway Archive, there used to be a wooden footbridge.

The railway line is now "The Dings Railway Path" - a cycle and footpath. There is a small plaque on the wall by the side of the path (photographed for the above site), which reads: "The Dings / Our Little Island / Surrounded by Industry / And Forgotten But / Always Bursting with Life". The site of the Parish Hall is now occupied by a new block of apartments.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST6002372883. 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 9 May 2014 at 07:59.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:09:08 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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