Christ Church with St Ewen is a Church of England parish church in Broad Street, Bristol, England.Put Christ Church with St Ewen and other Bristol attractions into our Bristol route builder app , and watch your holiday take shape.
Christ Church was built between 1786 and 1791, designed by William Paty and built by his relatives Thomas Paty and Sons, replacing a medieval one. 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 as a Grade II* listed building.
St Ewen's church was on the north west corner of the medieval cross-roads, opposite Christ Church on Broad Street. A charter of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, confirming a vicar called Turstin at the church and threatening that anyone who interfered with the post would be “firmly bound up in the chains of anathema”, is known as the Charter of Theobald or the Curse of St Ewen. It dates to about 1141 and is the oldest document held by Bristol Archives. The church was founded in the early 1100s but the parish was joined with that of Christ Church in 1790. The church was demolished in 1820 to make space for the enlargement of the old Council House, now Bristol Register Office.
Christ Church with St Ewen Reviews
A lovely church, right in the middle of Bristol's Old City. The vicar and congregants are very friendly, the building is beautiful, the music is superb, and the Prayer Book services are solemn and dig... more »
A wonderful place to have worship and fellowship. Love spending time here. Everyone is very friendly. more »
Quick butchers in while open doors for the public, pretty impressive if on a small scale. Right in the centre of town close to St Nicks Market. Friendly and informative volunteers.
I really cannot comprehend the negative reviews left for Christ Church. Two stars? Seriously? It is one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Bristol, it houses a wonderful-sounding pipe organ, with its earliest pipework dating back to Renatus Harris, the interior is exquisite and features wonderful acoustics, the music ministry is top-notch, the preaching is solid, and the Liturgy is still celebrated according to the 1662 prayer book. Overall, a wonderful place to be, and highly recommended for recitals and concerts.
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