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Details about this church are rather sketchy, and will require further research. I present my findings to date below. There has been some confusion between the two missions of St Chad and St Saviour. Roy Cleveley in his book on St Matthew mentions both missions but with incomplete details.

(from R.Cleveley 1999) The church of St Saviour was a mission from St Matthew, Moorfields and was sited in Chapter Street. In 1912 an appeal was made for 1000 to consolidate the mission, so I assume that it had been founded before this date. The mission closed during or shortly after the Second World War, but the Sunday School and some clubs continued for a while. The area was cleared in the mid 1950s and the buildings were sold to Bristol Corporation for 3500 who created playing fields.

The Barton Hill History Group mention St Saviour's Mission in Barton Hill Revisited (Tempus, 2005) and place it on the corner of Chapter Street and Canon Street. The vicarage adjoined (32 Chapter Street ?) and the church entrance was from Canon Street. The altar was made at Blundell's School at Tiverton, Devon who are reported to have helped support the church. The BHHG say that the church sold the buildings in 1961 and they became the Venturers Youth Club.

(from Graham Hunt, April 2015) The Venturers Youth Club was damaged when part of the building collapsed whilst the adjoining house was being demolished by the Council in March 1969. He sent the two photographs belowtaken by Paul Winter, one an interior showing a visiting guitar group in c1966 and the second the damage done in March 1969


Further details or information (ESPECIALLY photographs) urgently required!

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