St Matthew's Church, Cotham

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St Matthew's Church, Cotham
St Matthew Cotham.jpg
Coordinates: 51°27′51″N 2°35′42″W / 51.46417°N 2.59500°W / 51.46417; -2.59500
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website St Matthews Bristol
Dedication Matthew the Apostle
Consecrated 1835
Associated people John Robinson, later bishop of Woolwich
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 1 November 1966
Architect(s) Thomas Rickman
Style Gothic Revival
Parish St Matthew and St Nathanael
Diocese Bristol
Province Canterbury

St Matthew's Church, Cotham is a Gothic Revival building in the Cotham area of Bristol, England.


The foundations of the church were completed between 1833–35 and designed by Thomas Rickman who was a major figure in the Gothic Revival.. The church is now classed as a Grade II listed.[1][2]

The roof is not visible and has an Aisle nave and West tower in the Gothic Revival style. The West front has a central four-stage tower with diagonal stone structures and an octagonal South-West stair turret.[2]

John Robinson, later Bishop of Woolwich and author of Honest to God who was a curate at St Matthew's church as his first position after ordination.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Church of St Matthew". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 16 March 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Church of St Matthew, Bristol". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (7 December 1983). "JOHN ROBINSON, BISHOP, DIES AT 64". New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2016.