Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bristol City Mission ("Jubilee Room"), St Philip's Marsh, Bristol
Bristol City Mission ("Jubilee Room")   [no longer consecrated]
Chapel Street / Victoria Road, BS2 0UJ,
St Philip's Marsh, 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 1887, but we understand it was closed in 1942, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is an attractive red brick building, situated on the north-west corner of the junction of Chapel Street and Victoria Road, facing Chapel Street. It had 2 round-arched windows on either side of a central round-arched doorway, which has now been bricked up. Above them is a venetian-style window, and above that, a lozenge-shaped plaque which reads "Jubilee / Room / 1887". The sides are of four bays, one of which is occupied by a second doorway on the Victoria Road side, again bricked up. There is also what looks like the base of a tower or spire, at the south-west corner, which now stops at roof level.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th July 1942 (p.3163) recorded its closure:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Building known as BRISTOL CITY MISSION HALL situated at Chapel Street, Victoria Road, St Philip in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol which was duly registered for marriages pursuant to the Act 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85 is now no longer used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so registered, and that the registry thereof was therefore on the 10th day of July 1942 formally cancelled by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales. Dated 13th July 1942.

The notice of its original registration was published in the Gazette of 5th February 1929 (p.904), but the building, obviously had opened before that, and was certainly in use by the Bristol City Mission in 1902, at the time Kelly's Directory of Bristol was prepared. After it closed, the building was used by the Methodist Church, whose own building in Victoria Road had been destroyed (I presume) during WWII air raids.

A Salvation Army Hall, now demolished, formerly stood on its right, and the vacated plot is a service entrance for this, and the adjacent premises, both now (2014) in commercial use.


Now or formerly City Mission.

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 ST6012172278. 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's Marsh, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 11 May 2014 at 08:53.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 16:24:30 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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