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St Oswald's Church, Bedminster Down, Bristol
St Oswald's Church (link to Church's website)
Winford Grove, BS13 7EN,
Bedminster Down, 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 1928, and we understand it is still open.

St Oswald's Church building was designed by P. Hartland-Thomas, the diocesan architect. Its foundation stone was laid in 1927 by Mrs Ida Richardson, and the building was consecrated by the Bishop of Bristol, George Nickson, with the assistance of the Bishop of Malmesbury, Ronald Ramsey, the following year. The dedication was to "Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria and Martyr".

Two new parishes were created in 1929, out of what was previously the parish of St Aldhelm. One was for the nearby Church of St Dunstan, and the other called "Bedminster Down". St Oswald is, presumably, the parish church of the latter. The Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms for the period 1926-1945; and marriages 1929-1992.

Note: St Oswald's website tells us that it was converted into a Church Centre in 1983, being rededicated on 23rd October that year.

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 ST5714569700. 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 22 Aug 2014 at 12:04.

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This Report was created 19 Nov 2017 - 19:45:30 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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