Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2nd Ward), Southmead, Bristol
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2nd Ward),
Wigton Crescent / Lanercost Road, BS10 6DY,
Southmead, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1970, and we understand it is still open.

Southmead's Latter-day Saints meeting house is one four places of worship situated in the area of Southmead between Wigton Crescent and Glencoyne Square. Its given address, as given on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website is Wigton Crescent, but it is not easily visible from there. The front, to which there is pedestrian access only, can best be seen from Glencoyne Square. It is built of brick, with an attractive diamond pattern in white, set into the centre of the gable, and there is a slender metal tower at its south-east corner. Vehicular access is from Lanercost Road.

Although it is not recorded explicitly as LDS, the following notice in The London Gazette of 7th April 1970 (p.3898) probably records its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named SOUTHMEAD CHAPEL, Wigton Crescent, Southmead in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, was on 20th March 1970, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 1958. Dated 31st March 197.

Other LDS Meeting Houses in Bristol are at 721 Wells Road (BS14 9HU), and Downend Road (BS16 5EF). The Wells Road premises is the only one of the three which is also a Family History Centre.


Now or formerly Latter-day Saints.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5825578665. 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 Southmead, 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 11 Jun 2014 at 06:39.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2021 - 15:14:12 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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