Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Joseph's Catholic Church, Fishponds
St Joseph's Catholic Church,
232 Forest Road / Lodge Causeway, BS16 3QT,
Fishponds, 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 1923, and we understand it is still open.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website records that St Joseph's was designed by Sir Frank Wills, and built between 1923-5.

Frank William Wills (1852-1932) was a member of the Wills Tobacco Dynasty, and was the designer of many buildings in Bristol. There is information about him on the W.D. & H.O. Wills - "Pacemakers in Tobacco"> website.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 28th March 1911 (p.2545) indicates its original registration for marriages:

A Building, duly certified for Religious Worship, named ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, situated at The Causeway, Fishponds, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 22nd March, 1911, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85, and 7 Wm. IV, and 1 Vict., c.22, being substituted for the building named St. Joseph's Catholic Church, situated at Park-road, Kingswood Park, now disused. Dated 23rd March 1911.

It is possible also an entry listed in the Gazette of 14th September 1967 (p.9988) for the "Convent of St John of God, Fishponds" related to a building on the same site as St Joseph's. It was registered originally on 5th April 1962.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST6355375043. 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 14 Feb 2014 at 13:47.

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