Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Victoria Park Baptist Church, Victoria Park, Bristol
Victoria Park Baptist Church,
Sylvia Avenue, Bristol BS3 5DA,
Victoria Park, 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 1929, and we understand it is still open.

Victoria Baptist Church is situated on the south-west corner of the junction of Sylvia Avenue and St John's Lane. It is a two-storey building of red brick, with a three-bay front, and extensions to the side and rear. There are two groups of three windows in the central bay, and smaller windows in the side bays; and the entrance is by a porch, attached to the left side extension. It was designed by Charles White, a pupil of George Oatley, the latter being responsible for many architectural gems in Bristol. It was erected in 1929-30, as a replacement for an earlier building, as noted in the announcement of its registration for marriages published in The London Gazette of 13th December 1929 (p.8124):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named VICTORIA PARK BAPTIST CHAPEL, situated at St. Johns-lane, Victoria Park, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 5th December, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85, being substituted for the Building named Victoria Park Baptist Chapel, situated at St. Johns-lane, Victoria Park, now disused. Dated 7th December 1929.

A Hall, and Community facilities was attached to the building, believed to date from the 1970s; however in 2014 when I first prepared this account, it was under residential redevelopment, to provide a mix of flats and houses, and a two-storey Church Hall. During the planning stage, an Initial Report for its conversion had been prepared by an organisation catchily named "One Church, 100 Uses" (1C100U), and at the time, this was a very useful source of reference.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST5953371102. 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 Victoria Park, 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 21 Nov 2018 at 13:31.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2021 - 05:45:31 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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