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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 September's Meeting Point

    Bristol Sinfonietta: We are delighted to welcome back The Bristol Sinfonietta Orchestra for another evening of fantastic music on Saturday 8th September at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by St Mary's Choir. Tickets, £7.50, are avaiable from June Robbins on 617491 or from Olveston Stores.

    Vegbank: The cool Porch of St Mary's Church has, over the last few years, become a collecting point for surplus seasonal vegetables from our village gardeners. Please come and help yourselves to fresh local produce when there is some. This offer is open to everyone.

    Toilet Twinning Appeal: This is now finished and has raised the fantastic sum of £554.37. In addition to twinning Olveston School and the toilets at St Mary's, Compton Greenfield and Aust, we have also twinned one of the Methodists' toilets with a latrine in Myanmar. A huge, "Thank you" to those of you who have supported this appeal and to those who twinned their toilet at home. Well done for helping to flush away poverty!

    Advent Windows: Over the last few years many people in the village mounted Advent Windows to form a living Advent Calendar. These proved very popular. We are hoping to create them again this year. If you would like to take part, please get in touch with Debbie Harris on 01454 613273 or by email at oboe-debbie@live.co.uk by the end of October.

    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!

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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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