Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Cross Church (RC) (Demolished), Bristol
Holy Cross Church (RC) (Demolished),
Victoria Street,
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 1874, but we understand it was closed in 1914.

Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church was built in Victoria Street in the Temple area of the City, in between 1872 and 1874 as a replacement for Holy Cross Church, which had been built in East Street, Bedminster in 1854.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 1st September 1876 (p.4829) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Holy Cross, situate at Victoria-street, in the parish of Temple, in the city and county of Bristol, in the district of Bristol, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, 9th August, 1876, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85, being substituted for the building known as the New Roman Catholic Church, now disused. Dated 12th August 1876.

It was closed in 1914, and worship continued for a time in Holy Cross School Chapel, in Dean Lane, Bedminster. The latter was in turn replaced by a new building in Dean Lane, which opened in 1922 - this sequence of events is reflected in notices of registration in the Gazette of 31st July 1914 (p.5977) and 31st October 1922 (p.7728).

Phil Draper has an old postcard of the Victoria Street premises on his ChurchCrawler website. Old Maps show it faced Victoria Street, backing onto Temple Street. Both are still in existence in the present day, but the church, which became a garage for a time, was subsequently demolished.


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 was located at OS grid reference ST5937972498. 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 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 9 Mar 2014 at 11:54.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 13:36:18 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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