St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch, Bristol

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St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch
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The church in 2002, shortly before closure
St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch, Bristol is located in Bristol
St. Augustine's Church, Whitchurch, Bristol
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Shown within Bristol
Basic information
Location Bristol, England
Geographic coordinates 51°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
Affiliation Anglican
District Diocese of Bristol
Year consecrated 1972
Ecclesiastical or organizational status parish church, currently closed
Leadership Canon Nicholas Hay
Architectural description
Completed 1972
Specifications
Materials brick, 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]

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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.