Christ Church with St Ewen

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Christ Church with St Ewen
Christ Church with St Ewen is located in Bristol
Christ Church with St Ewen
Location within Bristol
General information
Architectural style Baroque
Town or city Bristol
Country England
Coordinates 51°27′16″N 2°35′39″W / 51.4545°N 2.5943°W / 51.4545; -2.5943
Construction started 1786
Completed 1791
Design and construction
Architect William Paty

Christ Church with St Ewen (grid reference ST588730) is a Church of England parish church in Broad Street, Bristol, England.

It was built between 1786 and 1791, designed by William Paty and built by his relatives Thomas Paty and Sons, replacing a medieval one.[1] The entrance and refurbished interior are by Henry Williams in 1883. The building was restored by Priest-in-charge Rev. G. S. Zimmern in 1973.

On the tower quarter-boy figures strike the quarter hours on the Automaton clock.

It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.[2]

Clock on the tower


Worship at Christ Church follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the parish supports the work of the Prayer Book Society in promoting the use of traditional liturgy throughout the Church of England. Scripture readings are taken from the Authorised Version of the Bible. The Parochial Church Council has passed Resolutions A, B and C and does not accept the ministry of women priests.


  1. ^ Brace, Keith (1996). Portrait of Bristol. London: Robert Hale. ISBN 0-7091-5435-6. 
  2. ^ "Christ Church with St Ewen". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 

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