Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Default Image Sorry, we do not have an Image of this Place of Worship We do not have a
Photograph at present.

Image by courtesy of
St Aldhelm's Church, Bedminster, Bristol
St Aldhelm's Church,
192 Chessel Street / Aubrey Road, BS3 3TT,
Bedminster, 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 1900, and we understand it is still open.

St Aldhelm's Church is a large building, of a classic design, having a chancel, with side chapels, a nave, and north and south aisles. It has an unusual alignment, north-west to south-east, with the chancel at the north-western end, and a large 'west' window, and entrance porch at the opposite end.

Details of its construction provided in the Incorporated Church Building Society (ICBS) Archive of Church Plans Online reveal that the architectural consultants were William Venn Gough, and Arthur Reutlinger Gough, of Bristol. The dates of available plans are 1906-1907, and 1912-1913, the latter to lengthen the building, adding of three bays to the nave and aisles, and a west porch. Old Maps indicate their building replaced an earlier one, which by 1916 had become Parish Rooms. By that time also, the Maps indicate a Vicarage had been built, and this remains to the present day, but the Parish Rooms have been demolished, and a terrace of houses now occupies their site.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (concluded, 1902) mentions St Aldhelm's as one of three new churches planned in 1900 - the other two being St Martin's, Knowle, and St Aidan's, Crews Hole. The parish of St Aldhelm was created in 1902, from parts of the parishes of St John, and St Paul, Bedminster, St Francis, Ashton Gate and St Peter, Bishopsworth. The Bristol Record Office hold records of baptisms for the period 1900-1979; and marriages 1907-1984.


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 ST5765571291. 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 Bedminster, 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 13 Nov 2018 at 11:38.

Search for other Places of Worship in Gloucestershire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Please also remember that whilst the above account may suggest that St Aldhelm's Church remains open and accessible, this may not remain so.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 19 Oct 2021 - 09:33:45 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library