St Peter and St Paul, Bristol

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St Peter and St Paul, Bristol
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St Peter and St Paul, Bristol
St Peter and St Paul, Bristol is located in Bristol
St Peter and St Paul, Bristol
Location within Bristol
General information
Town or city Bristol
Country England
Coordinates 51°27′56″N 2°34′22″W / 51.465491°N 2.572850°W / 51.465491; -2.572850
One of the copper-slag coping blocks in the churchyard wall.

St Peter and St Paul, Bristol is the church of Bristol's principal Greek Orthodox congregation. It is situated in the Lower Ashley Road.

The building was constructed in the 1840s as the Church of St Simon. It was designed by S.J.Hicks and S.B Gabriel with a nave, chancel, north aisle and chapel. It originally had a 121 feet (37 m) high spire however this has been shortened when it became unsafe.[1]

The church is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.[2] The Greek Orthodox community in Bristol grew up in the 19th century from sailors arriving in the port. Services were held in Anglican churches, particularly the Temple of St Simon during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1963 it was renamed for the Apostles St Peter and Paul and in 1978 purchased by the Greek Orthodox church.[3][4]

The churchyard wall has coping blocks formed from copper-slag, the same material used to construct the Black Castle Public House.[5]

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  1. ^ "St Simon the Apostle Baptist Mills now the Greek Orthodox church of St Peter and St Paul Bristol". Church Crawler. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Peter and St. Paul - Bristol". Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "History of Bristol's Greek Orthodox Church". Bristol Greeks. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Greek Orthodox Church and Community of St Peter & Paul in Bristol". ChurchOMania. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "A Short History of the Baptist Mills Brass Works Part Two: Expansion to Closure 1720 - 1830". Living Easton. Archived from the original on 29 March 2002. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 

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