Crofts End Church
Formerly known as The Miner's Mission and Crofts End Mission, the church was established in 1895 by a young miner, George Brown, who felt called by God to start a Christian work for the many poor, ragged and barefooted children of the area. The church is now part of the Bristol City Mission Society, a registered charity.
The full history of the church can be found in a booklet published in 1995 for its centenary year. Collated and edited by Margaret Mitchell it includes memories of Crofts End and historical details of life in a mining community, from people across the country.
Groups that use the premises include Bright Hour - a weekly Bible group, Just Hangin' Out - an activity group for children who attend Crofts End, Second Chance Friday - an all-age Bible study group, X-Life - a youth house group, Croft Tots - a mums and toddlers group, Wednesday Specials - a children's group for 6's to 10's, X-Cite - a youth group for 9's to 12's, Crofts End Silver Band - a brass band for all ages, The Vets Band - a brass band for older players, and Kingswood Players, an amateur theatre group.
The current pastor is Andrew Yelland.