Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael & All Angels Church (Demolished), Bishopston, Bristol
St Michael & All Angels Church (Demolished),
[235] Gloucester Road / Brynland Avenue,
Bishopston, 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 1862, but we understand it was closed in 1991.

John Latimer in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887) records that St Michael and All Angels was first opened "at Bishopston, Horfield" on the 20th June 1858. It was founded by Rev. Henry Richards, then curate of Horfield, but as a consequence of a theological disagreement he had with Bishops Monk and Baring, it was not consecrated until February 1862. Its parish was created in July that year, out of parts of Horfield, Stapleton and St Andrew's, Montpelier. It began as a small church, to which Rev. Richards promised an endowment of £40 per year, provided the patronage remained with him, but afterwards it was considerably enlarged.

Sadly however it has now been demolished as it had become structurally unsound. Its site is now occupied by a block of flats, which - so far as it is possible to tell from Old Maps, occupies a similar "footprint" to the church building. See Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website for the full story.

Note: "St Michael's & All Angels' Church", and Rev. Edward Mortimer (Vicarage) are listed in Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 between #233 and #237 Gloucester Road, hence my assumed street numbering in the address of [235], hopefully making it easier to locate in the present day.


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 ST5914375520. 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 Bishopston, 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 29 Dec 2013 at 09:45.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 11:21:36 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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