Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Castle Green Congregational Church, Eastville, Bristol
Castle Green Congregational Church,
Greenbank Road / Kingsley Road,
Eastville, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 2008.

The history of Castle Green Congregational Church, in Greenbank, would be incomplete without reference to its forerunner, "Castle Green Independent Chapel", and its successor, "Mangotsfield & Castle Green United Reformed Church", both documented in this database.

It was designed by Frank Wills in 1900, built of sandy-coloured brick, with red brick dressings, having twin towers, and 3 tiers of narrow round-arched windows at the front, and sides of 7 bays, each having one tall window archway, split into two horizontally by a band of brickwork. The name "Castle Green" refers to the Chapel it replaced, in Bristol City, founded in the 17th century.

It has been known locally as the "Lego Church" - a nickname less than justified in my opinion, as to me it looks spectacular, and no child's toy. Sadly however declining attendance led to a decision to close it, and its final service was held on 15th September 2008. The following Sunday, its congregation joined that of Mangotsfield United Reformed Church, in Cossham Street (Mangotsfield), which thereafter adopted the combined title of "Mangotsfield & Castle Green United Reformed Church". Plans for its future were to turn the main body of the building into flats, whilst the halls to the side of the church were to be retained for community use.

See the article Farewell to Bristol's Lego Church, published by the Bristol Post on 15th September 2008 for more details.


Now or formerly Congregational/United Reformed (URC).

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 ST6135174476. 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, 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 22 Feb 2014 at 12:08.

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This Report was created 21 May 2022 - 18:53:29 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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