Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Catholic Apostolic Church (Demolished), Bristol
Catholic Apostolic Church (Demolished),
Upper Berkeley Place (now Byron Place),
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 1867, but we understand it was closed before 1891.

This place of worship first came to my attention on Old Maps of 1885-1886, where its location is labelled as "C.A. Church", in the street then named Upper Berkeley Place. It was still shown on Maps of 1896, but by 1903, the area where it stood was occupied by (presumably) the houses which exist in the present day (2014) in what was renamed, possibly at the same time, as Byron Place.

The first building to be built in Bristol for the Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites) was "St Mary on the Quay". It was erected 1839-43 to the designs of R.S. (Richard Shackleton) Pope, but financial difficulties amongst the promoters forced the sale of the building before completion to the Roman Catholics, who have continued to use it to the present day.

Presumably the building in Upper Berkeley Place was built once further funds became available; and indeed, their fortunes evidently took an up-turn, as they built another Church nearby, in what was then named Museum Road, now University Place. This was begun in 1888, and was open for marriages by 1891, so presumably it replaced the building in Upper Berkeley Place at some point during this time, hence its disappearance from Maps.

The book Bristol and Its Environs (1875), published by the British Association, notes that it was a "a small iron structure, opened in 1867, so presumably it was never intended as a permanent "home". It had 140 sittings, all free.

The "new" Church survives to the present day; however in 1967, it was leased to the Eastern Orthodox Church, after which it was dedicated to the Nativity of the Mother of God.

Denomination

Now or formerly Catholic Apostolic.

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 ST5785173106. 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 1 May 2014 at 15:34.

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