St Mary’s Church is situated in Church Close next to the Village Hall and is in the parish of Henbury. The parish includes the districts of Henbury, Brentry and Hallen as well as the Blaise Castle estate and the Mall shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway. Our vicar is Revd David Lloyd.
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.
During term-time, the Junior Church meets in the Village Hall 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. Occasionally 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 chat. Sometimes we have Sunday lunches, either bring & share or provided by the Mothers’ Union.
We also use the Village Hall for our Christmas Fair, social events and Messy Church. On the Bank Holiday Mondays at the end of May and August the church is open for visitors and tea & home-made cakes are served in the Village Hall garden.
FEBRUARY – APRIL SPECIAL SERVICES & EVENTS
WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY
7pm Service of Ashing
SUNDAY 22nd MARCH
10am MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE
SUNDAY 5th APRIL
10am Service – Blessing of palms & reading of the Passion
THURSDAY 9th APRIL
7pm Holy Communion Service
FRIDAY 10th APRIL
Messy Easter in Village Hall 10am – 12 noon (Crafts, songs & stories of Easter plus refreshments). All children welcome – must be accompanied by an adult.
2pm Service ” The Last Hour”
SUNDAY 12th APRIL
9.30am Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard
10am All-age Communion Service
For information about weddings and baptisms please contact our Administrator on 0117 9593757.
If you would like to find out more about life and worship at St Mary’s, please feel free to call Richard or Barbara Clifton Tel: 0117 9506214.