Welcome!

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 pleased to be able 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.

 

With regard to this coming Sunday, 13th September. It is the weekend we would normally celebrate our Patronal Festival, remembering Mary, the mother of Christ for whom our church is dedicated. This will be a service of Holy Communion, arranged in accordance with all current guidelines.  There will be a one use, one sheet order of service, a slightly truncated version of our normal liturgy, with hymn words printed and played on the organ, but not sung.
 
It was recently announced that choirs are allowed to sing, with appropriate distancing, during services.  We have therefore planned for an anthem to be sung on this coming Sunday, with members of the choir stationed at the East end of church as far as possible from the congregation.
 
It may be that we shall not be able to continue to do this if it comes under the latest restrictions.
 
Please note communion will be by wafer only, we shall not be using a chalice. It will be important for those wishing to receive communion to maintain the advised distance whilst waiting to receive and observe a 'one way' system when moving around church.
 
Please also note that no one is obliged to receive communion should they choose not to.
 
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. KIds Church can be found on St Mary's facebook page and contains activities for children to do.

 

The Village Hall is undergoing major refurbishment so we are unable to use the car park, serve refreshments or have access to toilet facilities.

 

I look forward to seeing you.

 

Revd David Lloyd

 

 

 

We are located at:

Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF

 

Office in Vestry Hall open from 9am-12 noon Tuesday - Friday.

Contact us today

If you have any queries or please contact us:

 

Tel: 0117 959 3757 

E-Mail: 

admin@stmaryshenbury.org.uk 

Safeguarding supports everything that we do

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

Police 999

Bristol City Council, Social Services: adult-0117 922 2700, children - 0117 9036444 

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