Roman Catholic Church of St Bernadette, Wells Road, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)

Parish church designed in 1967 by James Leask of Kenneth Nealon,Tanner & Partners to accompany the Catholic school built on the centenary of the apparitions at Lourdes. Bold and innovative in design and materials, it features a double hyperbolic paraboloid roof carried on projecting concrete piers on a rotated square plan. Some of the original materials are now showing signs of deterioration and this has led to serious issues of water ingress through the roof coverings, affecting the ceiling and the roof structure. Some episodes of vandalism have also taken place.

Roman Catholic Church of St Bernadette, Wells Road, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Roman Catholic Church of St Bernadette
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1436044
    Local Planning Authority:
    Bristol, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Roman Catholic Church of St Bernadette
    Street Name:
    729 Wells Road
    Locality:
    Bristol
    Unitary Authority:
    Bristol, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bristol South
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II