Henbury parish is the largest in Bristol diocese and includes the districts of Henbury, Brentry and Hallen as well as the Blaise Castle estate and the Mall shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway.
On the outside, St Mary’s looks like a typical picture postcard parish church. On the inside you will find that we have removed some of the pews to create a platform and a more welcoming entrance. Our worship is enhanced by our lively Director of Music, James, and our singing group.
We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our services which are:
8.30 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10 am Family Communion
11.30 am Healing Service (4th Sunday of each month)
During term-time, the Junior Church meets in the village hall (a large building adjacent to the church rented from a charitable trust) during the 10 a.m. service, joining the rest of the congregation in the church building for communion and the last song. We also have a children’s corner in church for younger children who wish to stay with their parents. Sometimes we have an all-age service in the church, with more child friendly worship and activities related to the theme of the service dotted around the building.
After the 10 a.m. service people gather in the village hall for coffee, biscuits and fellowship. Sometimes we have Sunday lunches, either ‘bring and share’ or provided by the Mother’s Union. We organise regular social events such as outings to the theatre, day trips, and parish away-days.
Do come and join us and I look forward to meeting you.
Revd David Lloyd
We are really looking forward to having the
opportunity to worship together once again. Whilst some restrictions have been lifted there are others still in place that govern what we may or may not do.
Holy Communion is allowed however the conditions to be met for this to happen are stringent and difficult for St. Mary's at this time. For this reason we are starting with Morning Worship on Sunday 12th July at 10am.
We are discouraged from using hymnbooks or service booklets so for the time being everything will be single use. Please take your copy home with you after the service.
We will not be able to exchange the Peace in any way that involves physical contact. I will go through all these things at the start of the service.
Seating arrangements will be marked out in church, family groups may sit together and all will be encouraged to maintain appropriate distance.
We welcome all ages but we have to make clear adults must keep children with them at all times and the children's corner cannot be used as we can't guarantee to keep it safe.
Church will be open from 9.30 to allow people to gather safely. Hand gel must be used on entry.
We are not allowed a collection for offerings during the service. The box will be available for retiring collection.
The Village Hall is undergoing major refurbishment so we are unable to use the car park, serve refreshments or have access to toilet facilities.
St. Mary’s will be open to all, HOWEVER if you are isolating or are feeling unwell PLEASE DO NOT come to Church.
I look forward to seeing you.
Revd David Lloyd
Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF
Office in Vestry Hall open from 9am-12 noon Tuesday - Friday.
If you have any queries or please contact us:
Tel: 0117 959 3757
St Mary’s Church Safeguarding Officer is Fran Clarke.
Do you have a question about something that you have seen/heard/feel about something? Then talk to Fran.
Fran can offer support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks).
Are you concerned about someone or yourself? Fran can direct and support you.
If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact whichever of the following you feel is most appropriate.
Fran Clarke, Parish Safeguarding Officer 07411 082249
Bristol Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 0117 9060100
Bristol City Council, Social Services: adult-0117 922 2700, children - 0117 9036444