Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Christ Church Congregational Church (Demolished), Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop
Christ Church Congregational Church (Demolished),
Julian Road / Rockleaze Avenue,
Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, 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 1877, but we understand it was closed in 1961.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website provides the information that Christ Church was built in 1877 to a design by Stuart Coleman. He recalls that it had a substantial but thin tower and spire, and tall slim windows in the clerestory and gothic meeting rooms behind the church. Sadly however all this was demolished in 1961.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th May 1963 (p.4251) records its demise:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that CHRIST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym, in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 26th October 1880 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 15th May 1963.

Old Maps show it was on the south-west corner of the junction of Julian Road with Rockleaze Avenue. The name 'Julian Road' commemorates the Roman Road 'Via Julia' which bears left from its original line at this point, whilst the original (straight) route follows a narrow track named Pitch and Pay Lane, to meet up again further west, where it later becomes Mariners Drive, which passes the Church of St Mary Magdalene.

In the present day, a block of apartments called "Julian Court" occupies the site. So far as it is possible to tell from Old Maps, and a comparison with Google Satellite view, it occupies a similar footprint to the former church.


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 ST5635475120. 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 Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, 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 Mar 2014 at 09:54.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:31:33 GMT 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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