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St Bede's Church, Hillfields, Fishponds
St Bede's Church,
Cherry Tree Close,
Hillfields, Fishponds, 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 1927, but we understand it was closed in 1962.

Hillfields is a relatively modern area of Bristol, developed since World War I on the outskirts of Fishponds. The Hillfields Park housing estate, begun in 1919, was the first in the city to be built under the National Housing Scheme.

St Bede's is shown on Old Maps of 1951-1952 at the end of a cul-de-sac off Cherry Tree Crescent. A Vicarage house is also marked, to the north.

It was built as a mission from St John's parish, Fishponds, but acquired the status of parish church when the ecclesiastical parish of St Bede was created from St John's in 1929. The parish was abolished, and reabsorbed into St John some 30 years later, in 1962, and (I assume) St Bede's was then closed.

Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms for the period 1927-1962, and marriages 1948-1962.

There appears to be a building still standing at the location shown for St Bede's on pre-1962 Maps, but its present day status is unknown. [Sources: "Bristol ward profile: Hillfields" on the Bristol Post website, and A Vision of Britain Through Time]

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 ST6417474979. 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 17 Feb 2014 at 14:42.

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