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Seamen's Church & Institute, Avonmouth, Shirehampton
Seamen's Church & Institute   [no longer consecrated]
Gloucester Road / Portview Road,
Avonmouth, Shirehampton, 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 1902, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Seamen's Church and Institute is situated on the south-east corner of the junction of Gloucester Road with Portview Road. The original iron church is believed to have been erected about 1902, and in 1924, after 22 years, replaced with a permanent building.

The building first came to my attention in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914, where it is in the Ecclesiastical section of the Directory under "Church of England". The address given is "Gloucester Road, Avonmouth", and the chaplain was the Rev. Norman S. De Jersey, M.A. He was also chaplain of the Seamen's Church in Prince's Street, Bristol City, for which see the separate entry in this database.

An article in the Western Daily Press of 4th October 1924 recorded "A Long Felt Want at Avonmouth" - "Avonmouth will next week lose one of it 3 most familiar landmarks in the corrugated iron structure which for 22 years past has served as the Institute for the Missions to Seamen"


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5156778175. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 26 May 2014 at 08:38.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:56:04 GMT 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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