Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Chad's Church, Patchway, Almondsbury
St Chad's Church,
172 Rodway Road, BS34 5ED,
Patchway, Almondsbury, 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 after 1972, and we understand it is still open.

St Chad's Mission Church was, according to details available in the Bristol Record Office, established in 1939. The parish records start 7 years earlier, and have been deposited in the Record Office for the period 1932-1976. This suggests an earlier building existed, as indeed appears to be the case, as Old Maps between 1903 and 1969 show a "St Chad's Mission Church" in Gloucester Road.

According to an account of "Religion - Patchway East" in the BBC's Domesday Reloaded collection, Anglicans and Methodists now share St Chad's Church.

This is reflected in notices dated 3rd April 1980, published in The London Gazette. On 23rd April 1980 (p.6032):

A building certified for worship named PARISH CHURCH OF ST. CHAD, Patchway, Rodway Road, Patchway, in the registration district of Thornbury in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon, was on 31st March 1980, registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 1958. Dated 3rd April 1980.

A notice of closure of Patchway Methodist Church, also dated 3rd April, had been published the previous week.

Patchway remained a chapelry of Almondsbury until 1964, when a separate parish was created, encompassing parts of the parishes of Almondsbury and Stoke Gifford. Possibly the new St Chad's was built before, or shortly after.

For more recent information, you may also like to visit the website of the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit, to which St Chad's Church belongs.


Now or formerly Anglican/Methodist.

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 ST5980581525. 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 Patchway, Almondsbury, 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 15 Nov 2018 at 15:14.

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This Report was created 23 Jan 2022 - 22:15:40 GMT 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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