Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Jude's Church, St Jude, Bristol
St Jude's Church   [no longer consecrated]
Lamb Street / Braggs Lane,
St Jude, 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 1846, but we understand it was closed in 1982, and the premises are now in secular use.

This Church has a "wow" factor for me, with its eye-catching window tracery, wonderfully carved parapet surrounding the top the tower, and its slender pinnacles. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website has some excellent photographs showing the detail. It was built between 1844-49 to a design by S.B. Gabriel - on the site of the Bullring. John Latimer in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) reports that "St Jude's, Poyntz Pool" was opened in June 1849, with the new ecclesiastical district of St Jude being created from a part of Trinity parish.

Available parish registers cover the periods 1846-1980 (baptisms) and 1849-1980 (marriages), and as "St Jude with St Matthias", it was closed in August 1982. It was sold in 1987 for "Office or Shopping", and in 2004-5 converted into housing. The district of St Jude's does however still survive, with the ecclesiastical parish now part of the combined benefice of "Holy Trinity with St Gabriel and St Lawrence and St Jude, Easton". [Other Source: the Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches in Bristol Diocese on the Church of England website]


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5980273320. 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 St Jude, 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 19 Jun 2013 at 15:18.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 07:49:35 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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