Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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United Christian Jewish Church (Demolished), St Paul, Bristol
United Christian Jewish Church (Demolished),
58 & 60 Milk Street,
St Paul, 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 by 1931, but we understand it was closed in 1956.

Evidence for this place of worship exists on Old Maps of 1952, marked as "Ch" (Church) on the corner of Milk Street with its junction with Hanover Street; and in the following notice in The London Gazette of 6th March 1931 p.1562 (p.5922):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named UNITED CHRISTIAN JEWISH CHURCH, situated at 58 and 60, Milk-street, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 3rd March, 1931, registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 4th March 1931.

In Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902, #58 Milk Street was unallocated, but #60 Milk Street was occupied by Wm. Hancock, who had a coffee house. By 1914, #58 & #60 Milk Street was recorded as premises belonging to George J. Jordan, a pianoforte and player-piano manufacturer. It was adjacent to "Blinker's Steps", which led to Hanover Street. At the time Blinker's Steps had only one resident, William Lewis, a coal dealer.

At the same time (1914), a United Christian Jewish Church was listed at #7 St James's Churchyard - a row of premises bordering the churchyard, which at the time connected Bond Street and the Horsefair - there is no equivalent today.

In 1956, premises were registered by the United Christian Jewish Church in City Road, in place of "58 and 60, Wild Street, now disused" - "Wild" being (presumably) a misrendering of "Milk" Street, albeit a strange one!


Now or formerly Christian Jewish.

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 ST5932773495. 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 Paul, 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 15 May 2014 at 12:14.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 11:49:09 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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