Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Teresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Filton
St Teresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church,
71 Gloucester Road North, BS34 7PL,
Filton, 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 1927, and we understand it is still open.

A history of the parish on St Teresa of the Child Jesus website records that land was purchased in 1926, and its first buildings were erected in 1927 - a temporary church, and presbytery. It was dedicated to St Teresa of Lisieux, who was canonised in 1925, making it "one of the first parishes in the wold to claim the name of the 'Little Flower'". The present Church was built in 1961 to replace it, but the original building also survives, next door but one to the north.

Prior to 1927, the Catholic Community in Filton would have attended St Bonaventure's Friary, in Bishopston.

St Teresa's has no graveyard, but a Memorial Garden to past parishioners was laid out in 1969, and there is also an Orchard.

Its registration for marriages was recorded by the following notice in The London Gazette of 2nd July 1929 (p.4382):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ST. TERESA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, situated at Filton, in the civil parish of Filton, in the county of Gloucester, in Chipping Sodbury registration district, was, on the 27th June, 1929, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 28th June 1929.


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 ST5997378569. 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 Filton, 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 Feb 2019 at 09:46.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:44:59 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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