Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Stokes Croft Brethen Chapel Mission Hall (Demolished), St James, Bristol
Stokes Croft Brethen Chapel Mission Hall (Demolished),
Eugene Street,
St James, 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 before 1902, but we understand it was closed by 1963.

I have not been able to locate this place of worship on any Old Maps, but it is recorded in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 (as "Mission Hall"), and in Kelly's Directory of 1914, as "Stokes Croft Brethren Chapel Mission Hall". The latter lists it on the south side of Eugene Street, between its junction with Montague Hill and Brecknock Lane. Brecknock Lane ran in a north-westerly direction from Earl Street, parallel to Montague Hill, and no longer exists, and Montague Hill has changed too. It has been split into two, with the northerly end made into a cul-de-sac, and retaining the name "Montague Hill", and the southerly end renamed, as Montague Street.

After Stokes Croft Chapel itself was damaged during WWII bombing, meetings were held here "in cramped conditions" until Stokes Croft Chapel's successor, Zetland Hall, in North Road was opened. There is more information about this on the Zetland Evangelical Church website.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 21st June 1963 (p.5303) recorded the date of its registration for marriages, and its subsequent cancellation:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that EUGENE STREET HALL, Montague Hill, St. James, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 18th April 1945, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 18th June 1963.

Note: there are two Eugene Streets in Bristol. One - the focus of this description - is in St James's parish, or more recently, Kingsdown. The other is a side street off Pennywell Road, partly in the parish of St Jude, and partly in Holy Trinity.


Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 ST5882573661. 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 James, 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 26 Jun 2014 at 12:17.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:31:35 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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