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Redland Park Congregational Church, Redland, Bristol
Redland Park Congregational Church (link to Church's website)
Whiteladies Road / Redland Park, BS6 6SA,
Redland, 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 1861, and we understand it is still open.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) records the opening of Redland Park Congregational chapel on 4th September 1861. There were sermons by the Rev. Dr. Raleigh and the Rev. Dr. Vaughan; and "the edifice cost £4,700, and was described as unusually ornate in the interior, but its slate-covered spire was characterised by some critics as more prominent than beautiful".

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 describes it as "a building in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel and nave, and a tower with slated spire", adding that all the windows are stained.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th October 1862 (p.4940) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Redland Park Congregational Church, situate at Redland Park, in the parish of Westbury-on-Trym, late in the county of Gloucester, but now in the city and county of Bristol, in the district of Clifton, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was on the 11th day of October, 1862, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 80. Dated 13th October 1862.

Note: according to the A Vision of Britain Through Time site, Redland was not created a separate civil parish in 1894, and did not become part of the County Borough of Bristol until 1896; but it would seem for all practical purposes it was already part of Bristol.

The Church building was bombed in December 1940, and a similar notice to the above in the Gazette of 16th September 1941 (p.5369) recorded the registration of Redland Park Church Hall for marriages, being substituted for a Building named Redland Park Congregational Church, situate at Redland Park, now disused. The Church was subsequently replaced by the present building in 1955-57.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5756274511. 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 11 Apr 2014 at 07:52.

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This Report was created 23 Sep 2017 - 01:25:36 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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