Cotham Church

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Cotham Parish Church
Church of St Saviour with St Mary, Cotham
Cotham Church.jpg
Cotham Parish Church is located in Bristol
Cotham Parish Church
Cotham Parish Church
51°27′45″N 2°36′01″W / 51.4625°N 2.6002°W / 51.4625; -2.6002Coordinates: 51°27′45″N 2°36′01″W / 51.4625°N 2.6002°W / 51.4625; -2.6002
OS grid referenceST584739
LocationCotham Road, Cotham, Bristol,
DenominationChurch of England
Previous denominationCongregational
ChurchmanshipLiberal Catholic
WebsiteChurch website
Functional statusParish church
Architect(s)William Butterfield
StyleGothic Revival
Years built1842–1843
ParishCotham St Saviour with St Mary
ArchdeaconryArchdeaconry of Bristol
DioceseDiocese of Bristol
Vicar(s)The Revd Richard Holroyd
Asst Curate(s)The Revd Ginny Royston
Churchwarden(s)Jo Chambers and Flora Bean

Cotham Church is a Gothic Revival style church in Cotham, Bristol, England. Since 1975, it has been a Church of England parish church known as the Church of St Saviour with St Mary or simply as Cotham Parish Church.


Cotham Church was originally built in 1842 and completed in 1843 by William Butterfield. Once built it became Highbury Congregational chapel.[1]

The churches apse, tower, south transept and school were added in 1863 by Edward William Godwin.[1] The large stone low in the enclosing wall along Cotham Road is part of Bewell's Cross,[2] which marked the boundary of the city until the nineteenth century.[1]

It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.[3][4]

Anglican church[edit]

In 1975, the Church of England purchased it.[3][1][5] It is now known as the Church of St Saviour with St Mary or simply as Cotham Parish Church.[6] The parish of "Cotham: St. Saviour with St. Mary" is part of a united benefice with St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol in the Archdeaconry of Bristol in the Diocese of Bristol.[6][7] The church stands in the Liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "St Saviour & St Mary (Highbury Chapel), COTHAM PARISH CHURCH, Bristol". Churchcrawler. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "An Eye For Detail - Bewell's Cross". About-Bristol. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Cotham Church (1282286)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Cotham Church". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  5. ^ "Highbury Chapel (now Cotham Parish Church), Cotham, Bristol". Churchdb. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "St Saviour w St Mary, also known as Cotham Parish Church, Cotham". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. ^ "About us". Cotham Parish Church. Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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