Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Paul Street Chapel (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
Paul Street Chapel (Demolished),
Paul Street,
Bedminster, 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 in 1842, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/328/1/1/9) describes a place of worship named "Paul Street Chapel", in Paul Street, Bedminster, built in the year 1842 for an Independent congregation. It was a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship, and had 130 seats, all free. The average attendance was 50 in the afternoons, and 110 in the evenings (no Sunday School). The return was completed by Henry Kingdon, who styled himself "City Missionary & Minister", and lived at 6 Victoria Place, Bedminster, Bristol. He remarked that "this Chapel is situated in a very poor neighbourhood & has arisen out of the Labours of the Bristol City Mission Society. There is Service regularly held in it every Wednesday" [followed by another word which I cannot read]

The building is not, to my knowledge, shown on any Maps, and Paul Street no longer exists, so it has been impossible to determine whereabouts in Paul Street it stood. Paul Street is shown on Old Maps running from the south end of Mill Lane in a south-easterly direction, to meet Whitehouse Lane just short of its junction with Clarke Street, and appears to have consisted largely of back-to-back terraces.


Now or formerly City Mission.

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 in the town/village nearest OS grid reference ST5870271492. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 8 Aug 2014 at 15:43.

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This Report was created 4 Dec 2021 - 07:42:59 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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