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 October's Meeting Point

Revd. David Moss 'A' Licensing: The Revd. David Moss will be installed as the new Vicar for North Severnside at a special licensing service to be held at St. Mary's, Olveston on Thursday, 2nd November 2017, starting at 7.30pm. Do please come along as we welcome David and his family into our community.

Open the Book: This academic year a team of storytellers from St Mary's is taking "Open the Book" into Olveston Primary School each week. This is part of a national initiative by the Bible Society, whereby teams go into their local schools and tell Bible stories using drama and also getting the children involved. The aim is for children to hear Bible stories in an imaginative and interesting way. It has been well received in schools that are already signed up to it.

Harvest Festival: If you read this in time, remember that our Harvest Festival is on 1st October at 11am. The service will be followed by lunch and all are welcome to share this lovely celebration of the Harvest.

Talk on Conservation: Christoph Schwitzer, who is the Director of Conservation at Bristol Zoo, is to speak at the Morning Service on Sunday, 8th October. He will describe the conservation work he is involved with in Madagascar and other projects the zoo is involved with. This will follow on the theme for Harvest, which this year is to have a conservation/stewardship theme and our responsibility to look after God's world. Morning Service starts at 10am.

Village Variety Concert: On Saturday, 14th October at 7.30pm there is to be a Variety Concert which will be held in the church. This is bound to be a great night out. Tickets cost £5 per person and are available from Olveston Stores or via June Robbins, our Verger, on 01454 617491

Monday Movies (1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7.30pm)
Mon 2 Oct: This sun drenched masterpiece of a musical tells the story of an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician as they struggle to make ends meet in Los Angeles, a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Winner of 6 Academy Awards! (2016, Cert 12)
Mon 16 Oct: Forget Hitchcock. This is one of the scariest, most disturbing thrillers ever made. Yet there's not a knife, a gun, or a drop of blood in sight. The terror is wholly psychological, insidiously uncoiling itself before your incredulous eyes, and the appalling, horrific climax will haunt your mind long after it is over. (1988, Cert 15)

Children's Movie Club (Mondays at 10.00am in the school hols)
Mon 23 Oct:
This animated fantasy-adventure is about a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds. (2015, Cert U)

Springs of Hope Appeals

With thanks to everyone who contributed to St Mary's Springs of Hope Appeal, which raised an amazing £17,812.

Sachibondu: The renovation of the hospital at Sachibondu, Zambia has now been completed. The solar water pump provided by the appeal (to be known as The Holy Roly Pump or HRP dedicated to the life and work of Roly) is complete and will provide fresh clean drinking water to the hospital and the site. It is hoped that there will be a self funded visit to the hospital next year when a plaque will be dedicated.

St Paul's: The drop-in centre for vulnerable women in St Paul's, which the appeal helped to convert and refit, is open and providing a much needed facility where women in need can go during the day for companionship, care and safety.

If anyone would like more information or see photos, please contact Gail ( or 612709 )

Click here to see Sachibondu Health Centre Facebook page

Click here to see Spring of Hope web page

The COFFEE SHOP is open on Thursdays at Olveston Stores, 9am-12noon in term time and 10am-12noon in the holidays. It's the place to be! Drink and cake only £1!

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Church Address: St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Hill, Olveston, Bristol, BS35 4BZ

St Mary's Olveston is a Registered Charity: No. 1134397

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