Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Nathanael's Church (now Elmgrove Church), Redland, Bristol
St Nathanael's Church (now Elmgrove Church),
Elmgrove Road / Redland Road, BS6 6AH,
Redland, 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 1873, but we understand it was closed in 1988.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887), records that the foundation stone of St Nathanael's Church, Redland, was laid on 8th April, 1872; and was consecrated by Bishop Ellicott the following year.

Kelly's Directory of Bristol of 1902 describes St Nathanael's Church as situated in Elmgrove, Cotham; and erected in 1875 at a cost of £8,000 - "a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and tower". There are [were] sittings for 600 persons, and parish records date from 1875. The living was said to be a vicarage, "net yearly value derived from pew rents, about £300, but uncertain", in the gift of trustees, and had been held since 1899 by the Rev. James Stuart Fox, Assoc. of King's College, London.

The Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, on the Church of England website recorded its formal closure on 10th May 1988, thereafter put to "civic, cultural or community" use. Its parish was absorbed into that of St Matthew, in Limerick Road; and in 1995, its building became the home of Elmgrove Church, with a congregation of the Fellowship of The King.


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 ST5866274509. 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 Redland, 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 18 Apr 2014 at 10:34.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 11:44:03 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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