Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Stephen's Church (1950s), Southmead, Bristol
St Stephen's Church (1950s),
Ullswater Road / Glencoyne Square, BS10 6DP,
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 1959, and we understand it is still open.

St Stephen's is one of four places of worship situated in the area of Southmead enclosed by Wigton Crescent and Glencoyne Square. It was designed by Gerald Wills, and opened in 1959.

It is a long, rectangular brick building, with ground-level windows on the north side, and clerestory windows above a long vestibule entrance on the south side. The tower, at the south west corner, has a clock, and an open top, with bells. There is a large cross attached to the east gable, and a statue of St Stephen above the entrance.

The Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms for the period 1932-1980, and marriages from 1939-1982. As these predate the present building, evidently they were carried over from the former Mission Church which existed. This was not, as I'd first thought, St Stephen's Church Hall (now "The White Hall"), a separate building to the north of the Church, but rather, a building in Shetland Road, now demolished, but labelled as "St Stephen's Church" on Old Maps of 1952-1953.

In fact the building in Shetland Road was the second in St Stephen's history. Its first home was a Mission Church (of Westbury on Trym), in Southmead Road - there is a timeline of this progress on St Stephen's Church website.

St Stephen in Shetland Road was opened in 1934, and its ecclesiastical district, of St Stephen, Southmead, was created from the parish of Westbury on Trym by an Order in Council of 3rd July 1936.


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 is located at OS grid reference ST5814878468. 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 1 Feb 2019 at 11:07.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2021 - 04:57:56 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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