Frenchay Unitarian Chapel, Frenchay Common

Frenchay Unitarian Chapel, Frenchay Common, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1ND View on map

Early fabric of building c1691, when dissenting congregations sprang up after the Act of Toleration. Tower added c1720, topped by a weather vane in the shape of Halley's comet. Interesting gravestones include a Bodysnatchers Stone and the Hobbs family vault. Connections to Joseph Priestly and (John) Frederick Maurice, and through the latter Lewis Carroll.

Opening Arrangements

Every Sunday 11.30am - 12.30pm. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 2 - 4pm. Every 3rd Thursday of the month 10am - 12 noon. Every last Friday of the month 2 - 4pm. Saturday July 13th 11am - 4pm. At other times by appointment.


Near exit 19 of M4. In Frenchay village, by Frenchay common and opposite Anglican church. Rail: Bristol Parkway (approximately 3 miles). Bus: Nos 19, 19A.

Parking Spaces


Parking on one side of the road. One disabled space.