Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Southmead Mission Church (Demolished), Southmead, Bristol
Southmead Mission Church (Demolished),
Southmead 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 1914, but we understand it was closed in 1934.

This place of worship is shown on Old Maps of 1915-1916 on the south side of Southmead Road, looking out onto open fields. Behind it was Clifton Steam Laundry, and on an adjacent plot, the former Barton Regis Workhouse, a site now occupied by Southmead Hospital. According to the street directory listing for Southmead Road in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914, it was known as "Southmead Mission Church" and belonged to the Church of England. The Ecclesiastical Directory section records it as a mission of Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym - "Southmead Mission", as was Redland Chapel, at that time.

By Maps of 1935-1936, it was labelled as "Hall", as a new Anglican church had been built, in Shetland Road, dedicated to St Stephen. A building with a similar outline remained on Old Maps as late as 1971, but it is no longer in existence in the present day, and its site is now in residential use.

We can read more about this history, thanks to a Timeline on the website of today's St Stephen's Church in Ullswater Road. Their record dates the building from 1929, but Old Maps and Kelly's Directory, indicate a building, perhaps its predecessor, existed prior to that. Interesting...


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 ST5872677813. 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 1 Feb 2019 at 11:20.

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This Report was created 4 Dec 2021 - 08:32:35 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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