Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Mission Church (Demolished), Filwood Park, Bristol
St Giles's Mission Church (Demolished),
Inns Court Green,
Filwood Park, Bristol, 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 in 1950, but we understand it was closed in 1959.

St Giles's Mission Church is the first of three churches which has occupied the "Inn's Court" site. Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website provides the information that it was converted from a farm building in 1949-50 by architect T.H. Burrough. The farm building (I assume) belonged to the manor house of "Innis Court" (as it is known on Old Maps prior to 1916). The manor house is the one remaining constant on the site, as it survives to the present day. It was built in the early 15th century, reputedly for a lawyer, Sir John Innys, who died in 1439; and has been adapted as St Giles's and then later, Holy Cross, Vicarage.

Both Vicarage, and St Giles are shown on Maps of 1949, available via the Bristol - Know Your Place interface. The Church was a rectangular building, aligned north-south, adjacent to, and south of the Vicarage. There is a handwritten addition to the Map which indicates the Vicarage then had a Medieval Bell Tower, but it is not known whether this has survived. Certainly, it is not mentioned in the entry for "Holy Cross Inns Court Vicarage" on the British Listed Buildings website, though it does mention a stair turret, attached to a mid 20th century building. Possibly this is a reference to the Church, as St Giles's successor would qualify as mid 20th century - a new building designed by Burrough & Hannam, and erected in 1959. It was situated in the south-east quadrant of the "Innis Court" site, and dedicated to the Holy Cross, but this too has now been replaced, in 1999-2000, by the present Church.


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 ST5876869201. 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 19 Sep 2014 at 10:32.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 14:51:25 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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