Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Cross Church (21stC), Filwood Park, Bristol
Holy Cross Church (21stC),
Inns Court Avenue, BS4 1TR,
Filwood Park, 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 2000, and we understand it is still open.

Holy Cross Church is the latest of three churches to occupy the "Inn's Court" site. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website provides the information that it opened in 2000, and replaced an earlier building, erected in 1959.

The manor house of "Inn's Court", or (prior to Maps of 1916) "Innis Court" , was reputedly built for lawyer, Sir John Innys, who died in 1439. The only fragment of it which now remains is Holy Cross Vicarage, a Listed Building.

The churches have been built on different parts of the "Innis Court" site, but two features have remained constant - the font, and an 15th century bell. These were transferred to the first (1959) building from Holy Cross (Temple) Church in the City after its destruction by enemy action in WWII, and they have accompanied the Church, in each of its changes of persona. The bell is mentioned on the Church of England's Church Care website ("Bristol, Holy Cross, Inns Court Green 2 of 2") as dating from around 1400, and as transferred from "Temple and Holy Cross" church.

The 21st century building is part of the Inns Court Community Centre (formerly the Mede), and the building is also shared with the Church of God of Prophesy. See also Phil Draper's photograph of Inns Court, Bristol, Holy Cross Church on the Geograph website.


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 ST5873769227. 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 Filwood Park, 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 25 Nov 2018 at 11:17.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 07:27:13 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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