Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of the Nazarene, Southmead, Bristol
Church of the Nazarene,
Doncaster Lane, Doncaster Road,
Southmead, 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 1965, but we understand it was closed by 2008.

The Church of the Nazarene can be seen on Old Maps of 1971 as lying parallel to Doncaster Road, behind numbers 13-17.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 29th January 1965 (p.1061) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Doncaster Road, Southmead in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol was on 22nd January 1965 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 25th January 1965.

A comparison of the 1971 Map with the present day show a different building, set at right angles to Doncaster Road, and served by its own access road, Doncaster Lane. Evidently this was a rebuilding, reflected, possibly, by another notice in the Gazette of 2nd September 1976 (p.12010) again registering "CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Doncaster Road, Southmead" for marriages.

A notice of its closure was published in the Gazette of 5th August 2008 (p.11876); and in the present day, it would appear from the sign outside, visible on Google StreetView, that the building has been taken over by The Potter's House Church.

The website of The Church of the Nazarene in the UK says it is "an international evangelical denomination in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition". The address of the present (2019) Bristol Nazarene Church is Broad Walk, Bristol, BS4 2RD. This latter building, in Knowle Park, was registered for marriages in 1987 as per a notice in the Gazette of 21st July 1987.


Now or formerly Christians.

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 ST5852577782. 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 31 Jan 2019 at 08:34.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:09:55 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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