Diocese of Bristol

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Diocese of Bristol
Bristol Cathedral & College Green, Bristol .JPG
Bristol Cathedral
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Bristol, Malmesbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Bishops Court Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Bristol Record Office

The Diocese of Bristol forms part of the Province of Canterbury of the England Church Records.

The Diocese of Bristol was established on 4 June 1542 and consisted the city of Bristol together with the county of Dorset. Before then it was a part of the Diocese of Gloucester when it was created from the medieval Diocese of Worcester in 1541. The Diocese of Bristol continued until 5 October 1836 when Dorset was annexed to the Diocese of Salisbury and the remaider, the city of Bristol, formed part of the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. After sixty years, a new Diocese of Bristol was created on 7 July 1897, but with different boundaries.

The area of the diocese incorporates:

The diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries: