Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Railway Gospel Temperance Hall (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
Railway Gospel Temperance Hall (Demolished),
Mead Street,
Bedminster, 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 1902, but we understand it was closed after 1918.

The position of this Mission Hall may be seen on Old Maps of 1903-1904, and 1918, at the extreme south-east end of Mead Street, which at the time was partly residential, and partly industrial. Kelly's Directories of Bristol of 1902 and 1914 record it as "Railway Gospel Temperance Hall". As befitting of a Railway Mission, it was situated close to a railway terminus - in this case, Pylle Hill Goods Depot. The building still existed, according to Maps of 1948-1951, but was by then unmarked. Later Maps show it had become a Warehouse, the site of which is now occupied by a much larger building, and the street as a whole is in general, industrial.

The Railway Mission was founded on 1881 for the spiritual and pastoral care of their workers - their objective being "the moral and spiritual advancement of railway employees of all ages". Whilst many of their former Missions have long gone, or been taken over by other sects, they still offer a chaplaincy service, working in partnership with the London City Mission.

Note: a list of Places of Worship on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society website records a Mission Hall in Mead Street belonging to the Christadelphians. Old Maps do not show more than one Mission Hall in the street, so they may have shared, or taken over, the Railway Mission.


Now or formerly Mission Hall.

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 ST5969072100. 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 Bedminster, 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 29 Jun 2014 at 15:21.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 14:03:26 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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