Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Christadelphian Hall (formerly Ebenezer Methodist Chapel), St Philip, Bristol
Christadelphian Hall (formerly Ebenezer Methodist Chapel)   [no longer registered]
Midland Road (formerly Orchard 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 by 1952, but we understand it was closed in 1985, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building was founded originally as a Primitive Methodist Chapel, which went by the name of "Ebenezer". It is situated on the south side of Midland Road, between its junctions with Horton Street and Midland Street, and is shown on Old Maps from 1884.

It had closed for Methodist worship by 1950, but had been taken over by the Christadelphians by 1952, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 13th May 1952 (p.2601) indicates:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named CHRISTADELPHIAN HALL situated at Midland Road in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 1st May 1952, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 9th May 1952.

That it is the same building is noted in the Bristol section of Steve Bulman's Churches of Britain and Ireland website. A notice in the Gazette of 22nd February 1957 (p.1227), records that a Christadelphian Hall, in Cheltenham Road (Bristol) was registered for marriages in place of Christadelphian Hall, Midland Road, now disused" - suggesting it was closed then; however Steve's webpage says otherwise - that it was in use until 1985, so it would seem a notice of "closure" in the Gazette is not necessarily the end of the story!


Now or formerly Christadelphian.

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 ST5990272999. 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 23 May 2014 at 14:46.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 13:52:20 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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