St Mary's is an historic Church of England Parish Church in the Diocese of Bristol, South Gloucestershire.
We are very much concerned with both the present and the future, and supported by a strong and committed congregation we are trying to
move forwards while discerning God's will for us. Our aim is to provide stimulating and challenging worship, to assist each other to grow
in faith in Christ, and to show his love in the parish and beyond.
Church Opening Times are 9am until 4pm. All are welcome to visit for quiet prayer or reflection.
From November's Meeting Point
November 4th, at 6pm, sees our annual Service of Remembrance where our loved ones are remembered. Those who have been bereaved in the past year are invited, but you don't need an invitation to come and the timescale doesn't matter.
We light candles for loved ones during a special service of music and reflection. Afterwards there will be a chance to meet and talk with others over light refreshments.
On November 11th it is our Parade Service for Remembrance Sunday, at 10am. All uniformed organisations will be taking part.
Our 2018/19 appeal 'Sowing and Growing' will be launched on the 2nd December. We are again aiming to raise £15,000 for 2 projects, home and away.
The home element will be a reflective space in the grounds of Olveston School. This will provide a quiet, interactive landscaped area where children
can spend time alone or in groups. This type of area has been proven to be beneficial to mental health and wellbeing.
The away element will provide an underground rain water collection tank, market garden tools and practical help for a refugee village in Rwanda.
These refugees are returning from forced exile following the genocide atrocities. The organisation Christian Engineers in Development will
be facilitating this part of the project. (see https://ced.org.uk)
More details of the launch next month.