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Cotham Parish Church
Church of St Saviour with St Mary, Cotham
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Cotham Parish Church is located in Bristol
Cotham Parish Church
Cotham Parish Church
Location in Bristol
51°27′45″N 2°36′01″W / 51.4625°N 2.6002°W / 51.4625; -2.6002
Location Cotham Road, Cotham, Bristol,
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Previous denomination Congregational
Churchmanship Liberal Catholic
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Architect(s) William Butterfield
Style Gothic Revival
Years built 1842–1843
Parish Cotham St Saviour with St Mary
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Bristol
Diocese Diocese of Bristol

Cotham Church is a Gothic Revival style church in Cotham, Bristol, England. Since 1975, it has been a Church of England parish church known as the Church of St Saviour with St Mary or simply as Cotham Parish Church.


Cotham Church was originally Highbury Congregational Chapel, built in 1842 and completed in 1843. The architect was William Butterfield and this was his first commission, obtained through his family's connection with William Day Wills of the tobacco firm W. D. & H. O. Wills.

The church's apse, tower, south transept and school were added in 1863 by Edward William Godwin. The large stone low in the enclosing wall along Cotham Road is part of Bewell's Cross, which marked the boundary of the city until the nineteenth century.

It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.

Anglican church

In 1975, the Church of England purchased it. It is now known as the Church of St Saviour with St Mary or simply as Cotham Parish Church. The parish of "Cotham: St Saviour with St Mary" is part of a united benefice with St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol in the Archdeaconry of Bristol in the Diocese of Bristol. The church stands in the Liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England.

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