Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bristol Jamia Mosque, Totterdown, Bristol
Bristol Jamia Mosque,
Pylle Hill Crescent / Green Street, BS3 4UB,
Totterdown, 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 about 1963, and we understand it is still open.

The Bristol Jamia Mosque is on the south-east corner of the junction of Pylle Hill Crescent with Green Street. Its main entrance is in the longer side facing Green Street; however there is a second entrance at the lower level of Pylle Hill Crescent into a basement storey. The walls are finished in white stucco, and the windows and doorways are outlined in pale green - looking very exotic and Middle-Eastern to my western eyes, but nevertheless attractive.

Notes on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website indicate that it was built about 1980 to replace an earlier building, erected originally in 1889 for Church of England worship, and dedicated to St Katharine. The latter was closed in 1962, according to information on The National Archives website, and was unused for a time; but was eventually sold, and converted into the Bristol Mosque. This, as indicated, was later demolished, and rebuilt in its present form.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 26th June 1969 (p.6651) recorded its initial registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named BRISTOL MOSQUE, Green Street, Totterdown, in the registration district of Bristol in the County Borough of Bristol, was on 20th June 1969, registered for solemnizing 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 21st June 1969.

I have been unable to find the customary notice of cancellation of the old registration and substitution of the new, reflecting the change of premises, but perhaps this does not always happen.


Now or formerly Deobandi/Sufi Muslim.

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 ST5967871629. 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 Totterdown, 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 27 Aug 2014 at 14:13.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 14:21:25 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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