Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mission Chapel (Demolished), St Philip, Bristol
Mission Chapel (Demolished),
John Street,
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1885, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This Mission Chapel can be seen on the Bristol Town Plans of 1885. It was a rectangular building facing onto John Street, in a block which adjoins St Philip & St James's Church, bounded on the north by Sloper's Lane, on the east by John Street, on the south by Narrow Plain, and on the west by Church Alley, and it had seating for 150. There may also have been direct access to the side from Narrow Plain, as an open courtyard is shown.

Unfortunately, it is not mentioned in any of the Directories of Bristol I have access to. What's more, the building, and its surrounds appear to have been demolished by Maps of 1903-1904, and a Recreation Ground occupied the space where they were, so it is difficult to assign provenance. It does, however appear to have been distinct from the place of worship known as "Broad Plain House", which - as far as I can tell from Old Maps - was the Mission Hall shown on Old Maps of 1918 on the corner of the junction of John Street with Broad Plain. As they are not both shown on Maps at the same time, perhaps Broad Plain House replaced the John Street Mission.

In the present day, John Street, and its buildings, lies beneath Temple Way, one carriageway, at least, which had been built by Maps of 1951-1951.


Now or formerly Mission Hall.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST5954272986. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 11 May 2014 at 12:21.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 11:33:48 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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