Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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United Christian Jewish Church (Demolished), St James, Bristol
United Christian Jewish Church (Demolished),
St James's Churchyard,
St James, 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 1914, but we understand it was closed before 1931.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 records a "United Christian Jewish Church" at #7 St James's Churchyard. St James's Churchyard was the name given to the street which bordered St James's Churchyard proper, on its eastern edge. It extended from the Horsefair to Bond Street, and all the buildings were on the opposite side of the road to the Churchyard, facing towards it. In 1914, there were 12 premises listed: #2, Wm. Henry Bond, a marine store dealer; #3 Mrs Alice Rhodes, a victualler, of the White Lion public house; both a William Trump, and the Bristol Socialist Society were listed at #4; #5 was the residence of Henry Haydon; #7 was the Church; #8 was Francis Geo. Chandler, a saw maker; William Charles Wale, a hair dresser, was at #9; George William Baller lived at #10; John Thomas Bubb, a plumber, was resident at #11; Daniel Joseph O'Leary lived at #12, and #13 was another public house, occupied by Austin Edward Baylis, a beer retailer. Note: #6 was not listed, so either the property was unoccupied, or the street number was unallocated.

Kelly's Directory of 1914 is the only place, to my knowledge, that the Church is mentioned. In 1931, a "United Christian Jewish" Church is recorded at 58 & 60 Milk Street; and in 1956, in City Road, for which see the separate entries in this database. It seems reasonable to assume this would be an "upwardly mobile" congregation, moving to different premises, rather than disparate congregations. The building in City Road survives to the present day, but is now (2014) the home of the Wesleyan Holiness Church.


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 ST5902273435. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 17 May 2014 at 14:26.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 01:56:51 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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