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St Saviour's Church, Woolcott Park, Bristol
St Saviour's Church,
Chandos Road,
Woolcott Park, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


This Church had 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 1882, but we understand it was closed in 1978.

John Latimer outlines the origins of St Saviour's Church in his The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887). He records that its first building was an iron church, which had previously been erected in Tyndall's Park in 1865 "for the accommodation of the rapidly increasing residents in that locality". When it was replaced by a more permanent building (St Mary's) in 1875, it was removed to Woolcott Park, "where it was again the forerunner of a permanent edifice, St. Saviour's".

The new St Saviour building was first consecrated on the 30th May 1882, and again in 1889 "the church of St. Saviour, Woolcott Park having been completed in accordance with the original design, was again consecrated by Bishop Ellicott on May 21st". The outlay on the entire edifice had been £12,000.

The Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, on the Church of England website recorded its formal closure on 1st March 1978. From May that year, until 2000, it was in use for worship by other Christian bodies; and thereafter transferred by deed for residential use.

Its catchment area was merged subsequently with that of St Mary, Tyndall's Park, already replaced by the former Highbury Congregational Church. They were later joined by the congregation of St Nathanael's, in Elmgrove Road, its former building becoming the Elmgrove Centre.

Note: although there is no sign of St Saviour's having a graveyard today, the Bristol Record Office hold registers of burials from 1958 to 1976, so evidently one did exist.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5801774521. 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 Woolcott Park, 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 10 Apr 2014 at 08:20.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:31:23 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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