Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Broad Plain House (Demolished), St Philip, Bristol
Broad Plain House (Demolished),
Broad Plain / John Street,
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 1902, but we understand it was closed by 1936.

The place of worship which (I assume) was known as Broad Plain House can be seen on Old Maps of 1918 on the north-east corner of the junction of Broad Plain with John Street, labelled as a Mission Hall. John Street, which no longer exists, roughly followed the line of the east carriageway of Temple Way north from Broad Plain to meet Jacob Street.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 lists Broad Plain, St Philip's as extending from Narrow Plain to Unity Street. It contained the Queen's Head public house, a bacon curers, Broad Plain Men's Club, a Memorial Boys' Club, a soap manufacturer, and "Highbury Mission". I assume therefore Broad Plain House was a mission from Highbury Church, in Cotham, a Congregational Church.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 2nd December 1904 (p.8314) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BROAD PLAIN HOUSE, situated at Broad Plain, St. Philip and St. Jacob, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the twenty-sixth November, 1904, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 28th November 1904.

A similar notice, published in the Gazette of 15th December 1936 (p.8139) cancelled the registration.

Note: Broad Plain and Narrow Plain were originally one street, known as "St Philip's Plain". For this, and other street name changes, see the Streets section of the Bristol Information website. The name "Broad Plain House" survives, as a social club, in Broadbury Road (BS4 1JT), Knowle.


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 ST5958672993. 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 11 May 2014 at 12:15.

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This Report was created 18 May 2022 - 21:53:46 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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