Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Southville Methodist Church (now "FaithSpace"), Southville, Bristol
Southville Methodist Church (now "FaithSpace"),
Stackpool Road, BS3 1NW,
Southville, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1893, and we understand it is still open.

When seeing Southville Methodist Church for the first time, one might ask "is this one church or two"? Two buildings, one of the 1930s, and one of the 1890s stand side by side, that at first glance, could be a Church, and its Sunday School. This is however not the case. The 1890s building is of classic red brick, with a traditional three-part lancet window in its south gable, and a large "rose" window in its east gable. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website had an old postcard showing it before the second building was erected, in the 1930s. The later building is of stone, with a south-west tower, and narrow "gothic" windows, and whilst quite distinct from the original building, does nevertheless provide a degree of symmetry, providing a coherent whole.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 19th October 1934 (p.6649) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SOUTHVILLE METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Stackpool Road, Bedminster, in the civil parish of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, in the county borough of Bristol, was, on the 13th October, 1934, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85, being substituted for the Building named Southville Methodist Church, situate at Stackpool Road, Bedminster, now disused.Dated 17th October 1934.

The original registration, of "SOUTHVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Stackpool-road, Bedminster" was published in the Gazette of 31st August 1909 (p.6620).

At the time of writing (2014) these buildings are still open for worship, as "faithSPACE" - which to quote their website is "a mission project from Bristol and South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit"; but elsewhere online are indications the buildings may be sold for an as-yet unknown use.


Now or formerly Free/United Methodist.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5806071784. 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 Southville, 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 17 Aug 2014 at 15:35.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:36:56 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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