Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Windmill Hill, Bristol
St Michael & All Angels Church (link to Church's website)
Vivian Street / Fraser Street, BS3 4LW,
Windmill Hill, 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 1886, and we understand it is still open.

St Michael's is at its simplest, of classic design, having an almost perfect east-west alignment, so that it sits at an angle of 45 degrees to Vivian Street and Fraser Street. It is built of red brick, with a nave and chancel, and bell turret at the meeting point of their roofs, and a large west window. There are also north and south transepts to the chancel, and each of the 4 bays of the nave has a gabled projection.

It was built originally to serve Windmill Hill. A separate parish was created in 1902, but a series of parochial reorganisations in the 1960s resulted in its reabsorption into Bedminster in 1965, and St Michael's subsequently becoming Bedminster's parish church.

The building was almost destroyed by fire in 1926, with just a small corner, where the font had been standing, being preserved. The memorial east window, and War Memorial tablet also suffered damage. The Church was however rebuilt, incorporating a new east window, to a design by P. Hartland Thomas, and consecrated by the Bishop of Bristol the following year.

There are further details of the building's origins and history on Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website, and on the Church's own website - St Michael and all Angels: The First Hundred Years. The latter is an adaptation of a booklet published for the Church's Centenary in 1986.

See also elsewhere in this database for St Michael's daughter church - St Michael the Less in Marmaduke Street, and its Mission Rooms, opposite the main building, in Vivian Street.

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 ST5898871398. 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 19 Aug 2014 at 15:00.

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This Report was created 22 Nov 2017 - 18:26:23 GMT 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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