Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Filton
St Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church (link to Church's website)
71 Gloucester Road North, BS34 7PL,
Filton, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1927, and we understand it is still open.

Clifton Diocese website tells us that the formation of St Theresa's parish dates from 1927. It also provides a link to the Church's own website, which explains that the present Church was built in 1961 to replace an earlier building. The latter stands next door but one to the north. Its original dedication was to St Theresa of Liseaux, canonised in 1925, one of the first parishes in the world to claim this dedication.

Prior to 1927, the Catholic Community in Filton would have attended St Bonaventure's Friary, in Bishopston.

St Theresa's has no graveyard, but a Memorial Garden to past parishioners was laid out in 1969, and there is also an Orchard.

Its registration for marriages was recorded by the following notice in The London Gazette of 2nd July 1929 (p.4382):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ST. TERESA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, situated at Filton, in the civil parish of Filton, in the county of Gloucester, in Chipping Sodbury registration district, was, on the 27th June, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 28th June 1929.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5997378569. 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 30 Jan 2014 at 14:05.

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This Report was created 22 Jul 2017 - 00:47:04 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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