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  • 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

    Quiz Night: Our next quiz is on Saturday October 20th at 7:30 pm. Tickets £5. Corned Beef Hash is on the menu! Please contact Debbie on oboe-debbie@live.co.uk to book your team. There is a maximum of 6 per team. We look forward to seeing you there for another good evening.

    Harvest Festival: This is on Sunday October 7th. Apologies for the wrong date published last month. The service will be at 10:30 am followed by a pork hotpot lunch along with children's entertainment! A warm welcome to all.

    Sunday October 28th 10am: We are very pleased to welcome David and Olivia Gatehouse, from OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) International, who are speaking at our 10am service. They have been serving in China for nearly twenty years and their main ministry focus has been to unreached ethnic minorities. They will give a short mission report accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, plus a display regarding their work in China.

    At the end of the service they are very happy to answer any questions and share more about what they do. Thre will also be an opportunity to make a donantion to support their work.

    Outreach Project

    With thanks to everyone who contributed to St Mary's Springs of Hope Appeal, which raised an amazing £17,812. 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 there will be a self funded visit to the hospital next year when a plaque will be dedicated.

    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 gail@gaillowe.com 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!

    See our News and Events page for more....

    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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