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St Philip & St Jacob, Tower Hill

St Philip & St Jacob, Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0ET View on map

Known as Pip 'n' Jay, this 13th century church was constructed on the site of the 11th century Priory. The chancel, nave and tower comprise the original cruciform plan building. Later alterations in mid 15th century to north chancel aisle and raising of the south transepts to form the tower. Later alterations in 18th and 19th century when larger windows, parapet and pinnacles were installed. Recent single storey extension and conservation works.


Opening Arrangements

7 January to 30 June and 8 September to 22 December, every Thursday, 10am to 4pm


A4/M32 into Bristol city centre. Follow signs for Cabot Circus. Church is just off roundabout over the Templeway underpass - intersection of A420 and Templeway. Rail: Bristol Temple Meads (10 minute walk). Bus: well served by Broadmead / Cabot Circus shopping district buses.

Parking Spaces


On-street parking, pay and display outside grounds.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes