Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Philip's Methodist Church (Demolished), Knowle West, Bristol
St Philip's Methodist Church (Demolished),
Novers Lane,
Knowle West, 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 in 1950, but we understand it was closed about 1994.

St Philip's Methodist Church was situated on the south-west corner of the roundabout at the junction of Novers Lane with Inns Court Avenue and Leinster Avenue. It is named as such on Old Maps of 1971, where it is shown as 2 buildings. One is rectangular, and aligned north-south, and the other is L-shaped, and at the south end of the plot. Possibly the former was the Church, and the latter a Church Hall.

Maps of 1949 show a Youth Centre at its location, and in the present day, the site has been the focus of a residential development known as "Soper Gardens".

The Bristol Record Office list it as "Inns Court, Novers Lane, (later St Philip's Methodist Church)", and hold registers of marriages for the period 1950-1994. The following notice in The London Gazette of 7th July 1950 (p.3520) records its initial registration:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named METHODIST CHURCH situated at Rovers Lane, Inns Court in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 29th June 1950, registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to Sec. 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 30th June 1950.

Note: 'Rovers' is as-is in the original source. I was unable to find a corresponding notice of cancellation.


Now or formerly Methodist.

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 ST5853069338. 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 20 Sep 2014 at 14:54.

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This Report was created 13 Aug 2022 - 10:37:40 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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