Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Cross Church (20thC) (Demolished), Filwood Park, Bristol
Holy Cross Church (20thC) (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 1959, but we understand it was closed in 2000.

Holy Cross Church is the second of three churches, and the first of that dedication to occupy the "Inn's Court" site. According to Phil Draper's ChurchCrawler website it was designed by Burrough & Hannam, and replaced the earlier St Giles's Mission Church in 1959. A new parish - "Bristol Holy Cross Inns Court" - was created at the same time, out of Knowle St Barnabas, and Whitchurch.

The building can be seen on Old Maps of 1971, in the south-east quadrant of the "Inn's Court" complex, which then included the Vicarage on the north side, and a Hall on the west side. It was an almost square building, with (what I assume to be) nave and chancel of almost the same length. The eastern wall of the chancel was curved, but not sufficiently so as to suggest it had an apse.

The building was replaced, in 1999-2000, by the present Church, on the western perimeter of the Inn's Court site. It was thereafter demolished, and modern housing now occupies its site.


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 ST5879369181. 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 10:37.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 15:35:10 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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