Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mark's Church (Demolished), Brentry, Henbury
St Mark's Church (Demolished),
Okebourne Road / Menhyr Drive,
Brentry, Henbury, 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 before 1955, but we understand it was closed after 1984.

The Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms at St Mark's Church from 1955-1983, included with those of St Mary, Henbury. It seems probable, therefore, it was always a mission of St Mary's. The location - indicated by a "Ch" symbol, may be seen on Old Maps of 1974 and 1984. By those of 1991-1992, what appears to have been the same building has become a school.

Confirmation that "Ch" did actually refer to St Mark's comes from a collection of documents held by the Bristol Record Office [Ref: InfoBox/28/40] - "three press cuttings regarding Bristol City Council's consideration of proposals for the use of St. Mark's Church, Okebourne Road, Brentry as a young people's day centre or a primary school".

In the present day, the school, also, has been demolished, and the site is occupied by a group of town houses.


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 ST5797979362. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 19 Jun 2014 at 10:46.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 07:01:48 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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