Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Brendon's Catholic Church (Demolished), Avonmouth, Shirehampton
St Brendon's Catholic Church (Demolished),
St Andrew's Road,
Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Gloucestershire.


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 1924, but we understand it was closed in 2004.

A moving account of the foundation of St Brendon's, and its closure in 2004, is available in the Archives of the Clifton Diocese website (first published in the April 2004 edition of the Clifton Catholic News).

he following notice in The London Gazette of 15th February 1957 (p.1070) records its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named ST. BRENDAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, St. Andrew's Road, Avonmouth, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 8th February, 1957, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 11th February 1957.

A photograph, on Phil Draper's Flikr website shows it was built of several shades of brick, and had a gabled entrance, with a circular window, above a round-arched doorway, and a tower with an open belfry attached to the south-west corner of the nave. No corresponding record of its closure was found, but Google StreetView shows the site has since been redeveloped, and a block of flats now occupies the site.


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 was located at OS grid reference ST5179378109. 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 20 Feb 2014 at 13:44.

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This Report was created 11 Jun 2018 - 10:52:24 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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