Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Church of The Good Shepherd, Bishopston, Bristol
The Church of The Good Shepherd (link to Church's website)
Bishop Road, BS7 8NA,
Bishopston, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1935, and we understand it is still open.

In 1921, this area was still open farmland. Two farms are marked on the OS Map of that year - Golden Hill Farm, and Redland Green Farm. By 1938, however the basics of the present road system were in place, "Golden Hill" and "Redland Green" surviving in the names of the districts which subsumed them, though the site of the former was marked, on the south-east corner of the junction of Cairns Road with King's Avenue.

The About Bristol website tells us that the Church of the Good Shepherd was founded in Bishop Road in 1928 after its new housing was built. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website mentions a temporary building, erected in 1935. However, it was another 20 years before the present building was erected in 1957/8.

It is an elegant building, set back from the road, on raised ground, approached by a flight of steps. It has a steeply sloping roof, which provides the opportunity for a large triangular window of 13 lights, the apex of the roof above it topped with a cross. It would be interesting to know the name of its architect.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST5834075913. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 1 Jan 2014 at 08:26.

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This Report was created 2 Mar 2018 - 14:55:21 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Feb 2018 at 10:54.

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