Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Knowle West Baptist Church, Knowle West, Bristol
Knowle West Baptist Church,
Newry Road, BS4 1LU,
Knowle West, 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 by 1935, and we understand it is still open.

Knowle West Baptist Church is an almost square building, built of red brick, with a sand-coloured frieze just below roof level, which has a circular motif at each corner. A wide porch at the front mirrors the design of the main building, and features small square windows just beneath its frieze. Windows in the sides are rectangular, and arranged into groups of 2 or 3.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd March 1935 (p.1996) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named KNOWLE WEST BAPTIST CHURCH, situated at Newry Walk, in the civil parish of Bristol, in Long Ashton registration district, in the county borough of Bristol, was, on the 18th March, 1935, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 19th March 1935.

In recent years, the Baptists in Knowle West have joined forces with the Anglicans, forming a partnership with St Barnabas's Church, in Daventry Road, and Holy Cross, at Inns Court. As a consequence, Knowle West Baptist Church now functions mainly as the partnership's Community Centre. Its activities include a monthly community breakfast, a drop-in for the unemployed, various other social activities, and - last, but not least - adult baptisms by immersion. [Source: A Church Near You website]


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 ST5947870086. 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 Knowle West, 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 16 Sep 2014 at 08:28.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 17:38:09 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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