Gloucestershire Places of Worship

We have 1 Image Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol (150k) Above Photograph(s)
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Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol
Oakfield Road Church   [no longer registered]
Oakfield Road,
Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church did 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 1864, but we understand it was closed by 1989, and the premises are now in secular use.

The accompanying image is a reproduction of a wood-cut from Pictures of Unitarian Churches, by Emily Sharpe (1901), available in the Document Library of the Unitarians UK website.

The text at the bottom of the image reads:

Oakfield Road Church, Clifton, Bristol (Gloucestershire)
Built in 1864.
[Image reproduced by kind permission of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ]

The following notice in The London Gazette of 10th March 1989 (p.3072) recorded its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that OAKFIELD ROAD CHURCH, Oakfield Road, Clifton, in the registration district of Bristol, in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 14th November 1965 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836 (as amended) has cancelled the registration. Dated 20th February 1989.

It is still marked as a place of worship (ie with a '+') on my Bristol Street Map of c.1986, but today it appears to be in commercial use.


Now or formerly Unitarian.

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 was located at OS grid reference ST5769373793. 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 Clifton, 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 28 Oct 2011 at 16:06.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:24:20 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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