Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Russell Town Congregational Church (Demolished), Russell Town, Bristol
Russell Town Congregational Church (Demolished),
Church Road / Cobden Street,
Russell Town, 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 1868, but we understand it was closed in 1968.

This former Congregational Church is shown on the Bristol Town Plan of 1885 on the south-east corner of the junction of Church Road and Cobden Street. It was a large, rectangular building, facing Church Street, and said to have seating for 1200.

Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website describes it as "substantial 1868 gothic with apse and large west window", and now replaced by a 1950s combined church, on a different site. The latter is a reference to "Lawrence Hill Church", a modern building in Ducie Road, a short distance away, which opened its doors in 1968, to a combined United Reformed and Methodist congregation.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 27th August 1968 (p.9386) records the formal closure of the earlier building:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that RUSSELL TOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Russell Town, St. George 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 18th December 1869 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 20th August 1968.

Since then, it has been demolished, and its site converted into a small, and attractive park, surrounded by trees.


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 ST6099573335. 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 Russell Town, 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 3 Mar 2014 at 08:57.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:10:54 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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