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Ashton Vale Church, Ashton Vale, Bristol
Ashton Vale Church,
Risdale Road, BS3 2QY,
Ashton Vale, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


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 by 1963, and we understand it is still open.

Ashton Vale Church is recorded in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) with a congregation of "Christians not otherwise designated".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 25th October 1963 (p.8809) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named ASHTON VALE CHURCH, Risdale Road, Ashton Vale, in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, was on 22nd October 1963, registered for solemnising marriages thereon pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, as amended by Section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 23rd October 1963.

It is a rectangular building, painted white, facing a right-angled bend in Risdale Road. The group of three tall, rectangular windows in the front is eye-catching, as the central one is taller, and symmetrically placed vertically in relation to the ones on either side of it. Above them is a crucifix. The entrance is through a porch, which shares its front wall with a plain brick extension attached to the right of the Church, which from above can be seen to extend the full length of the building. Perhaps this was a later addition, and may serve as a Church Hall.

Ashton Vale is between Ashton Gate (to the north), and Bridgewater Road (to the south), and was formerly the site of a coal field.


Now or formerly Christians.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST5664570498. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Ashton Vale, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 14 Sep 2014 at 14:17.

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This Report was created 22 Sep 2021 - 19:40:11 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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