Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Christ Church with St Ewen, Bristol
Christ Church with St Ewen,
Wine Street / Broad Street, BS1 2EJ,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1790, and we understand it is still open.

"Christ Church (Broad-street) is a handsome edifice, remarkable for its fine spire (160 ft. high) and musical peal of ten bells. The present building was erected in 1790, upon the site of the old church, which was taken down for the purpose of widening the street. The rectory of Christ church, with the rectory of St Ewen annexed, value £390 per annum, is in the patronage of, and enjoyed by, the Rev. James Robertson, M.A. [Extract from Webster & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of the City of Bristol, and County of Glamorgan, 1865]

Christ Church parish registers cover the periods 1538-1871 (baptisms), 1538-1984 (marriages) and 1538-1854 (burials), so it must have had a graveyard. None is shown on the Bristol Town Plan of 1884-1885 adjacent to the church; however information on Local Burials on the Bristol & Avon FHS website refers to "Christchurch in the crypt, churchyard and Pithay as one of the locations to be closed under the Burial Act of 1853, so evidently there had been one originally.

The Pithay burial ground referred to may be a graveyard marked on the Bristol Town Plan of 1884-1885 in the middle of a block bounded by All Saints Street, Pithay, Duck Lane (now Fairfax Street), and Nelson Street, as apparently Christ Church owned much of the land in the Pithay area. The area it occupied is now a small car park.


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 ST5889473069. 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 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 6 Jun 2013 at 16:07.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 08:24:00 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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