Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Emmanuel Holiness Church, St Paul, Bristol
Emmanuel Holiness Church,
70-72 City Road / Brigstocke Road, BS2 8TX,
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 in 1956, but we understand it was closed by 1988.

This building was probably built for the United Christian Jewish Church, who had been meeting in Milk Street in the City Centre from about 1931.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 24th February 1956 (p.1167) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named UNITED CHRISTIAN JEWISH CHURCH, City Road, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 17th February, 1956, registered for solemnising marriages therein, pursuant to section 42 of the Marriage Act, 1949, in place of the United Christian Jewish Church, 58 and 60, Wild Street, now disused. Dated 20th February 1956.

It is assumed "Wild Street" is a mis-rendering of "Milk Street".

Old Maps of 1971 show the building on the south-east corner of the junction of City Road and Brickstocke Road, labelling it as "Emmanuel Holiness Church (Jewish)". Evidently it became known as such, as a notice in the Gazette of 15th February 1988 (p.1764) cancelling its registration for marriages recorded it likewise.

By 1992, the building had been taken over by the Wesleyan Holiness Church, but the word "Holiness" in the title appears to be coincidental, as the latter is an Evangelical Protestant denomination, with its roots in John Wesley's Methodism.

There is no trace of a United Christian Jewish Church in Bristol in the present day.


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 ST5931673958. 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.

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Information last updated on 17 May 2014 at 11:05.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:32:49 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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