Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Ambrose's Church (now St Ambrose with St Leonard), Whitehall, Bristol
St Ambrose's Church (now St Ambrose with St Leonard) (link to Church's website)
Stretford Road, BS5 7AW,
Whitehall, Bristol, 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 1905, and we understand it is still open.

Known as the "Cathedral of East Bristol", St Ambrose is an impressive building. It is situated on the south-west corner of the junction of Stretford Road and Stretford Avenue, with the best view being obtained from the south - from Stretford Avenue, or Park Crescent.

It was founded as a mission from the Church of "St John on the Wall" in the City by its rector, Rev. P.A. Phelps, in 1899. A separate parish was created in 1905 from a portion of St George, and the mission church was begun in June 1905. The first service held in December the same year. The almshouses of St John's in the City were resited adjacent to the church in 1906, and the present building was erected in 1912. The original mission building remains in use as the Church Hall. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website provides more information, including photographs.

Following the closure of St Leonard's Church in Blackswarth Road in 2012, the two parishes were united and it now has the joint dedication of St Ambrose with St Leonard.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST6186673954. 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 3 Apr 2014 at 16:04.

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This Report was created 30 Sep 2017 - 18:38:28 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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