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Holy Trinity Church, St Philip, Bristol
Holy Trinity Church   [no longer consecrated]
Trinity Road / Clarence Road, BS2 0NW,
St Philip, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1832, but we understand it was closed in 1976, and the premises are now in secular use.

"The Church of Holy Trinity, St Philip's, situated in New-road, is a noble edifice, and one of the largest in the city. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £400 yearly, in the patronage of J.S. Harford, Esq., and five trustees." [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 records that the parish of Holy Trinity was formed in 1834, from the parish of St Philip & St Jacob, and became by Act of Parliament the parish church of St Philip & St Jacob Without. The church, said by then to be in Trinity road, West street, "is in the Perpendicular style and was erected in 1831, at a cost of £9,020 [and] consists of nave, aisles and two small turrets at the west end, the north-west turret containing one bell" It was designed by Thomas Rickman and Henry Hutchinson, and opened 17th February 1832. There were sittings for 1,850 persons, and there is a separate register, dating from 1832. By this time, the living was a vicarage, which had been held since 1899 by the Rev. Thomas Alfred Chapman M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford, also rural dean of East Bristol.

Kelly also mentions a Holy Trinity mission church, built in 1883, but doesn't say where it was.

The Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, on the Church of England website records its formal closure on 6th April 1976, and on 30th March 1977, it was assigned to "Civic, culture or community" use. Thereafter it was bought by Bristol City Council, to become The Trinity Centre, Bristol - a "community and arts hub".

Old Maps of 1884 show that it had a graveyard on the north side, then apparently still in use, but in the present day it has been cleared and the space occupied by a substantial car park.

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 was located at OS grid reference ST6007573387. 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 5 Mar 2014 at 10:39.

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