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Castle Park, St Peter’s Church Project

The Trust has decided that St Peters Church in Castle Park will be its next focus for the promotion of the whole of Castle Park as the historic centre of Bristol.
There are so many surviving features of the mediaeval landscape including the Castle, vaults, churches and the old streetscape, each with an exciting story to tell.

The Church, at the centre of the Park, is both an icon of the heart of Bristol, a reminder of the horror of the blitz and a potential focus for the future.

The City is now embarking on a new plan for the area and is producing a series of options on how it could be improved. It will be seeking the views of the public in a formal consultation later this year.

The Trust would like to see the conservation of St Peters and the opening up of the interior for public access and enjoyment and new promotional uses to ensure it becomes a thriving community space in the heart of the City.

There is enormous potential for creating a dramatic visual reconstruction of the area, showing its importance in Bristol over a thousand years and the exciting part it played at the heart of the city.
The Trust would like to see a cgi created to bring its past to life and demonstrate visually the colourful story this area of the city has and is so far unappreciated.

The Trust is working with the Friends of Castle Park in this venture and will be looking for partners to help achieve a new role for St Peters and creating an exciting future for this popular historic open space and public park.


01 Apr 2021



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