Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall, Bedminster, Bristol
Kingdom Hall,
214 Marksbury Road,
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 by 1969, but we understand it was closed by 2012.

This Kingdom Hall building is a (probably custom-built) long rectangular single-storey building, on the east side of Marksbury Road. It sits on a red brick platform above which are walls painted in white, offset by red paintwork. The shorter side faces the road, with windows on either side of a central entrance, and sides of 7 bays.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th January 1969 (p.692) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named KINGDOM HALL, Marksbury Road, Bedminster, in the Registration District of Bristol in the County Borough of Bristol, was on 9th January 1969 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 13th January 1969.

Its subsequent closure was recorded in the Gazette of 20th September 2012 (p.18078) in a list of buildings which "are no longer used by the congregations on whose behalf they were registered for marriages", and the building is understood now (2014) to be up for sale.

Earlier meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bedminster are known to have been held at 17 William Street. Similar notices to the above in the Gazette indicate the latter premises were registered for marriages between 1953 and 1956, after which period they were (presumably) closed for worship.


Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 ST5825270675. 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 26 Aug 2014 at 13:32.

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This Report was created 20 May 2022 - 21:48:13 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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