St Augustine’s Church 2019
The History of St A’s
A Short History of
St Augustine’s Church,
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(Some images are still needed and many others will be replaced by 2017 images, weather permitting)
The original St Augustine’s Church was opened on this site in February 1972. It was a joint venture between the Church of England and the Methodist Church positioned on the main road on the new Whitchurch Housing Estate. In time it came under the management of the C of E.
This is a view of the interior of the old building.
Some additional images from the old church building.
However, there were serious problems with the construction and during 2007 the building was declared unsafe and was closed.
For 8 years the church met in Bridge Farm School on the opposite side of the road from the old church. At times we have use both the halls in the Primary and Junior Schools.
Where we met weekly for our Sunday Morning Service
An Image from 2015 at Bridge Farm School holding a Cafe Service. This is an informal style Sunday service which we will hold from time to time in the new St Augustine’s Church.
Plans were drawn up for a new building.
On the left is a model of the ground floor plan and on the right first floor rooms are added.
The Architect’s Impression of the Future Church
To raise the money for construction about three quarters of the land was sold for a housing development. Which is now a housing development by Knightstone a housing association over the site of the old church and vicarage.
In the summer of 2014 the old church building and the Vicarage were demolished
The land was then cleared ready for construction to begin.
The foundations for the new church building were started to be laid close to the junction between Whitchurch Lane and East Dundry Road, on a smaller plot of land which was the mostly the car park for the old building.
During the new building construction a Time Capsule was buried by children from Bridge Farm Primary School which is on the opposite side of Bridge Farm Road to St Augustine’s
The first phase of the construction is a substantial steel structure around which the new building would be built.
Summer of 2015 nearing completion
Building continued until the autumn of 2015 when the new church was available for occupation.
The new St Augustine’s Church was officially opened and dedicated by Rt. Revd. Mike Hill the Bishop of Bristol on Monday 2nd November 2015. Bishop Mike Knocks on the Church Door.
The Church Wardens of St Augustine’s Church open the the door to the Bishop.
The Bishop speaking to the congregation of St Augustine’s on 2nd November 2015
Bishop Mike Hill passes the documents regarding the dedication of the new parish church to Vicar Revd. Canon Nick Hay. We are now the Parish Church of St. Augustine, Whitchurch, Bristol.
The new church is a multi-
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