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Trinity United Reformed Church, Redland, Bristol
Trinity United Reformed Church   [no longer registered]
Cranbrook Road / Kersteman Road,
Redland, 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 1899, but we understand it was closed in 2004, and the premises are now in secular use.

Originally Presbyterian, "the whole church looks as though it has been transported from Scotland" says Phil Draper on his ChurchCrawler website. The congregation met originally in a school hall, built 1899. The present building was begun in 1907, designed by Philip Munro, whose practice in Bristol dated from 1878. Amongst other works, he designed the Clifton Pump Room and Spa, 1893-94. He was born in Dornoch, in the ancient county of Sutherland, in 1843, so the Scottish influence is unsurprising. He died in Bristol in 1911, so it was one of his later designs.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 5th August 1904 (p.5072) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, situated at Cranbrook-road, Redland, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the thirtieth July, 1904, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 2nd August 1904.

It stands on the north west corner of the junction of Cranbrook Road with Kersteman Road, and is built of a glowing red rubblestone, highlighted with limestone dressings. There is a north-west tower, with a castellated octagonal stair turret, topped with a unique spire, definitely one of Bristol's landmarks. Sadly however it was closed in 2004, and its congregation united with Henleaze United Reformed Church. Since then the original hall has been demolished, the interior fittings removed, and the whole converted into flats.

Denomination

Now or formerly Presbyterian/United Reformed (URC).

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 ST5851575091. 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 21 Jul 2013 at 15:45.

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