Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bedminster, Bristol
Holy Cross Catholic Church,
Dean Lane, BS3 1DB,
Bedminster, 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 1914, and we understand it is still open.

The present Holy Cross Church in Bedminster dates from 1922, erected as a successor to a building in Victoria Street, in Bristol City, which in turn replaced an earlier building in East Street, Bedminster, built in 1854.

The City Church closed in 1914, and from then onwards until the present building was erected, mass was held in the Chapel attached to Holy Cross School, in Dean Lane, Bedminster.

The transfer is documented in the following notice in The London Gazette of 31st July 1914 (p.5977):

A Building, not a separate building, duly certified for religious worship, named HOLY CROSS SCHOOL CHAPEL, situated at Dean-lane, Bedminster, in the civil parish of Bristol, in the county, borough of Bristol, in Bristol registration district, was, on the 23rd day of July, 1914, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 and 7 Wm. IV, c.85, and 7 Wm. IV. and 1 Vict., c.22, being substituted for the building named Holy Cross, situated at Victoria-street, Bristol, now disused. Dated 25th July 1914.

A similar notice, published in the Gazette of 31st October 1922 (p.7728) announced the registration of "HOLY CROSS CHURCH, situated at Dean-lane, Bedminster ... being substituted for the Building named Holy Cross School Chapel, situated at Dean-lane, Bedminster, now disused".

The 1922 building is built of red brick, with a nave, semi-circular apse, and north and south aisles, and a wide east front porch, with a balcony on top. Above this is a rose window. The building is attached to a presbytery by what appears on first sight to be a colonnade, but is more likely to be a long corridor with low windows, and central doorway.

The buildings it superseded are described elsewhere in this database.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference ST5840771752. 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 30 Jul 2014 at 09:59.

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This Report was created 8 Oct 2017 - 10:41:27 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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