St Thomas the Martyr, Bristol
|St Thomas the Martyr|
Location within Bristol
|Town or city||Bristol|
|Coordinates||51°27′10″N 2°35′29″W / 51.4527°N 2.5914°W|
It has a 14th-century tower, but the nave was rebuilt 1791–93 by James Allen. A substantial reordering was carried out by William Venn Gough between 1878 and 1880, and the top of the tower was remodeled with spirelet, pinnacles, and pierced parapet by Gough in 1896–97.
Four paintings for the reredos were commissioned from the German artist Fritz von Kamptz in 1906, and are now housed in the south aisle.
Although the church survived the "Bristol Blitz" of the Second World War, the congregation declined after the war and the church was finally declared redundant. It is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, having been vested in the Trust on 17 February 1988.
The organ was built by John Harris in 1729, and attracted the admiration of Handel.
Parish records for St Thomas the Martyr church, Bristol are held at Bristol Archives (Ref. P. St T) (online catalogue) including baptism, marriage and burial registers. The archive also includes records of the incumbent, churchwardens, overseer of the poor, parochial church council, charities, societies, waywarden and vestry plus deeds, plans and photographs.
- Churches in Bristol
- Grade II* listed buildings in Bristol
- List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in South West England
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- Romanian Orthodox Church at St Thomas the Martyr