#BristolxChurches [3]

#RedlandParishChurch [From Church website] Built by John and Martha Cossins as a private chapel-of-ease within the parish of Westbury-on-Trym and opened in 1743. John Cossins was a London grocer who retired to #Bristol in 1732 and purchased and rebuilt #RedlandCourt (now #RedlandHighSchool). Martha Cossins was born in Bristol and her brothers John and William Innys lived at Redland Court as well. It was originally intended to obtain a private Act of Parliament to consecrate the #chapel but this was not done until 1790, after John, Martha and her two brothers had died. Because of an ecclesiastical dispute no services were held from 1781 to 1790 and its resolution meant that the church was not dedicated to a patron saint. Eventually a Redland parish was formed in 1942 and the chapel became the #ParishChurch. #bristolxchurches

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