Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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New Brunswick United Reformed Church, Southmead, Bristol
New Brunswick United Reformed Church,
Wigton Crescent, BS10 6DY,
Southmead, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1949, and we understand it is still open.

New Brunswick United Reformed Church is one of four places of worship situated in the area of Southmead enclosed by Wigton Crescent and Glencoyne Square. As the name suggests, it was built originally to replace Brunswick Chapel, in Brunswick Square, damaged during WWII bombing. Southmead is a relatively new suburb of Bristol, built in the inter-war years, 1920-30s.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 28th April 1950 (p.2126) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BRUNSWICK CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH situated at Wigton Crescent, Southmead, in Bristol registration district in the county borough of Bristol was on the 19th April 1950, registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to Sec. 42 of the Marriage Act, 1949, being substituted for the Building named Brunswick Chapel, situated at Brunswick Square, now disused. Dated 20th April 1950.

Sadly, I am uncertain how much, if any, of this post-war building survives, as the Church suffered an arson attack in 1998, and the building was severely damaged, so what we see now is a 1990s rebuilding/refurbishment. Needless to say, worship continues, operating as a joint pastorate with Redland Park URC since 2006.


Now or formerly United Reformed (URC).

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5833278642. 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 Southmead, 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 11 Jun 2014 at 06:58.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2021 - 05:35:43 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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