Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Raphael's Church (Demolished), Bedminster, Bristol
St Raphael's Church (Demolished),
Cumberland Road,
Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1859, but we understand it was closed before 1953.

"St Raphael's Church, Cumberland-road, is a very handsome edifice, erected in 1859 at the sole expense of the Rev. Robert H.W. Miles, rector of Bingham, Notts. It is in the early Decorated style, and cost, including six almshouses for aged seamen, which adjoin it, £8000. It was intended chiefly for the use of the sailors of the port of Bristol." [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

St Raphael's is also mentioned on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website. He says it was built 1853-59 by Henry Woodyear, and was closed in 1878 following disapproval of the bishop, and not reopened until 1893. It was again closed and became part of a factory in 1953, then demolished the following year. To assist in locating it, he points out that a fragment of it still survives, caught in between two blocks of flats.

The Bristol Town Plan of 1885 shows a rectangular building, with a small buttressed chancel. To the west were St Raphael's Almshouses, and to the east was St Raphael's House of Charity, which had a separate Chapel.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5828672140. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 13 Jun 2013 at 15:14.

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This Report was created 4 Aug 2017 - 14:31:24 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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