Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of Christ (formerly St John's Methodist Chapel), Bedminster, Bristol
Church of Christ (formerly St John's Methodist Chapel),
298 St Johns Lane, BS3 5AY,
Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1942, and we understand it is still open.

This building was originally named "St John's Lane Independent Methodist Chapel", and as such, is described elsewhere in this database. It was closed, and its registration for marriages cancelled in December 1941, but was reopened with a new name, and new congregation the following year, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 31st July 1942 (p.3371) indicates:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ST. JOHN'S LANE CHAPEL situated at St. John's Lane in the civil parish of Bedminster in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 25th July 1942, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 27th July 1942.

It is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) under the same name, with a congregation of "Church of Christ", so I am assuming this marked the foundation of the present congregation, in the building now better known as "The Church of Christ".

The Church of Christ is a name which has been adopted by several Christian denominations, including originally, the Latter-day Saints, and in general describes congregations who adhere to the principles of the New Testament, and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Bedminster congregation describe themselves as belonging to a worldwide fellowship of independent, like-minded churches, and with a "a belief in the restoration of the original Biblical principles as set out by Jesus and His Apostles in the 1st Century".


Now or formerly Church of Christ.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5878570963. 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 23 Aug 2014 at 08:43.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 01:44:43 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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