Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Paul's Mission Room, Bedminster, Bristol
St Paul's Mission Room   [no longer consecrated]
Dean Lane, BS3 1DB,
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 1885, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is an interesting building, now the home of SouthBank Club, catering for the Arts (an "Arts Bar"), a music venue and a social club. It is of two storeys, with a wide front of five bays, the central bay projecting, and containing a large window of 3 lancets above 2 window slits. The other bays have 3-light rectangular windows, and there is a further bay, containing the entrance doorway, on the left, which may have been added after the original building was erected. It is built of red brick, which has been finished with masonry paint, with the overall effect that at first glance, it looks like pale coloured stone. As a Mission Hall, it was evidently quite substantial, as is confirmed by Bristol Town Plans of 1885, which show it as having seating for 500.

It is recorded in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 as "St Paul's Mission Room", and in 1914 as "St Paul's Mission House". Both Directories also mention an associated St Paul's School, and in 1914, Holy Cross Catholic School, which was built on land between the Mission Hall and School.

Its mother church, St Paul's Church, Southville, was opened in 1831.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5839971813. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 31 Aug 2014 at 14:39.

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This Report was created 29 May 2022 - 03:57:27 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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