Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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New Testament Church of God (formerly St Thomas the Apostle), Eastville, Fishponds
New Testament Church of God (formerly St Thomas the Apostle),
141-143 Fishponds Road, BS5 6PR,
Eastville, Fishponds, 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 in 1979, and we understand it is still open.

Eastville's New Testament Church of God is based in the former St Thomas the Apostle's Church, which was closed for Church of England worship in 1977, and disposed of for worship by other Christian bodies the following year.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 29th October 1979 (p.13534) indicates the New Testament Church of God wasted no time in organising their new building:

A building certified for worship named NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD, Fishponds Road, Eastville in the registration district of Bristol in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon was on 22nd October 1979 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 25th October 1979.

There is more information about the New Testament Church of God on their website, and see also the entry for St Thomas the Apostle's Church elsewhere in this database.


Now or formerly New Testament Church of God.

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 ST6129675015. 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 Eastville, Fishponds, 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 Dec 2013 at 10:31.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 03:02:21 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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