Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Castle Green Congregational Church, Eastville, Bristol
Castle Green Congregational Church,
Greenbank Road / Kingsley Road,
Eastville, Bristol, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 2008.

The history of Castle Green Congregational Church, in Greenbank, would be incomplete without reference to its forerunner, "Castle Green Independent Chapel", and its successor, "Mangotsfield & Castle Green United Reformed Church", both documented in this database.

It was designed by Frank Wills in 1900, built of sandy-coloured brick, with red brick dressings, having twin towers, and 3 tiers of narrow round-arched windows at the front, and sides of 7 bays, each having one tall window archway, split into two horizontally by a band of brickwork. The name "Castle Green" refers to the Chapel it replaced, in Bristol City, founded in the 17th century.

It has been known locally as the "Lego Church" - a nickname less than justified in my opinion, as to me it looks spectacular, and no child's toy. Sadly however declining attendance led to a decision to close it, and its final service was held on 15th September 2008. The following Sunday, its congregation joined that of Mangotsfield United Reformed Church, in Cossham Street (Mangotsfield), which thereafter adopted the combined title of "Mangotsfield & Castle Green United Reformed Church". Plans for its future were to turn the main body of the building into flats, whilst the halls to the side of the church were to be retained for community use.

See the article "Farewell to Bristol's Lego Church" of 15th September 2008 on the Bristol Post website for more details.

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational/United Reformed (URC).

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 ST6135174476. 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 22 Feb 2014 at 12:08.

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This Report was created 15 Mar 2017 - 14:16:33 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 26 Oct 2016 at 10:54.

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