Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Bartholomew's Church, St Andrew, Bristol
St Bartholomew's Church,
Maurice Road / Somerville Road, BS6 5BZ,
St Andrew, Bristol, 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 1894, and we understand it is still open.

John Latimer in his, The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (Conclusion, 1901) describes the foundation of "St Bart's" from the proceeds of the sale of St Bartholomew's Church in the City: "The Royal Assent was given on June 27th, 1892, to a Bill for transferring the endowments, schools, etc., of St. Bartholomew's parish to a new district partially formed out of St. Andrew's, Montpelier. The church of St. Bartholomew had become almost wholly enclosed by repeated extensions of the cocoa works of Messrs. Fry and Sons, and those gentlemen gave a large sum for the site, which was needed for further developments. The memorial stone of the new church was laid by the Mayoress on July 25th, 1893. The building, to which a district parish was allocated by subtractions from the adjoining parishes, was consecrated by Bishop Marsden on May 10th, 1894".

More information, and photographs, are available Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website. "It is a beautiful church of 1894, in a Decorated style. No one window is the same. Pevsner says the church is by W. Bassett Smith and recent research by Andrew Foyle led to the discovery of plans by Bassett Smith for this church at the Record Office; another Bassett Smith church at Caterham, Surrey, bears a remarkable similarity". Also of note on his webpage is that the north sanctuary window contains glass rescued from the former church of St Andrew in Montpelier after its demolition in 1969.


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 is located at OS grid reference ST5947875032. 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 Andrew, 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 1 Jan 2014 at 08:34.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:01:33 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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