St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch, Bristol

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St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch
Whitchurch Park, Bristol, St Augustine's Church - geograph.org.uk - 68524.jpg
The church in 2002, shortly before closure
Religion
AffiliationAnglican
DistrictDiocese of Bristol
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusparish church, currently closed
LeadershipCanon Nicholas Hay
Year consecrated1972
Location
LocationBristol, England
Geographic coordinates51°24′25″N 2°34′16″W / 51.407°N 2.571°W / 51.407; -2.571Coordinates: 51°24′25″N 2°34′16″W / 51.407°N 2.571°W / 51.407; -2.571
Architecture
Completed1972
Materialsbrick, concrete

St. Augustine's Church was a Church of England church located on Whitchurch Lane in Whitchurch, Bristol.

History[edit]

Construction[edit]

The church was built in 1972 to cater for the expansion of Whitchurch Parish in the suburb of south Bristol, England, UK.

Closure[edit]

St Augustine's Church had many structural problems. Rainwater had penetrated the roof after lead was stolen. In 2004 the city council planniners gave consent to demolish the church and build a new structure. The church was deemed unsafe in 2007 and closed.[1]

Re-build[edit]

Parishioners hoped to raise up to £50,000 towards the £350,000 cost of the new church. Following concerns about the lack of progress, Canon Nicholas Hay was appointed as caretaker minister. Services are currently held in Bridge Farm School.[2] Construction work on a new church will begin in the autumn of 2013. [3]

Archives[edit]

Records for St Augustine's church, Whitchurch are held at Bristol Archives (Ref. P.WchStA) (online catalogue) consisting of one marriage register and two service registers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (13 July 2009). "Calls for action to fix Bristol church". tBristol Evening Post. Northcliffe Media. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ Staff (20 August 2009). "Bristol church St Augustines Whitchurch refurb". Bristol Evening Post. Northcliffe Media. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  3. ^ Staff (24 June 2013). "Bristol church wants 'good Christian home' for 10ft Jesus". BBC Bristol News. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

External links[edit]

Page on ChurchCrawler http://www.churchcrawler.co.uk/bristol5/augwhit.htm