Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mission House & Chapel of the Holy Redeemer (Demolished), Totterdown, Bristol
Mission House & Chapel of the Holy Redeemer (Demolished),
149 Bath Road,
Totterdown, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 before 1914, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

"Mission House & Chapel of The Holy Redeemer" is recorded by Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1914 in Bath Road ("Bath Bridge to Arno's Vale") at #149. This was 6 doors down (west, towards the City) from Totterdown Bridge; with a cul-de-sac, Avonside Place, intervening, which had 3 addresses listed. Old Maps show only terraced houses in the neighbourhood, so it doesn't appear to have had anything to distinguish it from other buildings. It did, however, have a resident caretaker - Mrs Alice Stevens. There was no comparable entry in Kelly's Directory of 1902.

A further mention is by Paul Townsend, when describing an old postcard of "The Church of Holy Nativity, Knowle" for his Photographic Archive of Totterdown. He notes that "Holy Redeemer, Bath Road, Knowle was a mission church to Holy Nativity" which existed for a period from around 1930-1959; so it is curious to say the least that it is not marked on Old Maps published during that period of time.

The Mission, and the street it stood in, are now long gone, and the area (on the south bank of the River Avon) has been laid down to trees and grassland.


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 Chapel was located in the town/village nearest OS grid reference ST6019171685. 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 12 Sep 2014 at 16:00.

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This Report was created 29 May 2022 - 03:17:47 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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