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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 July's Meeting Point

    Bristol Sinfonietta Concert: We are delighted to welcome the Bristol Sinfonietta Orchestra for a concert on Saturday July 13th at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Olveston. They will be joined by St Mary’s church choir. This is always an excellent evening. Tickets £7.50 available from Olveston Stores or contact 01454 613273/612781.

    St Mary’s Open Afternoon Saturday 20th July 2pm - 5pm: Have you ever wanted to know more about the history of St Mary’s? Or about the graveyard? Or about local families buried there? Come along, enjoy the talks and find out more about your local church.

    2.15pm Talk and tour by Richard Newley and Eric Garrett on The Graveyard Survey.

    3.30pm Talk and tour by Rev David Bone about St Mary’s church.

    A family treasure hunt available throughout the afternoon. In addition there will be cream teas, cakes and refreshments on sale. This is in aid of St Mary’s ‘Sow and Grow’ appeal raising money for Olveston School to create an outdoor reflective space and to support 12 refugee families in Rwanda returning from Tanzania.

    Flying round Australia: Imagine being able to fly your own light aircraft around Australia, flying over deserts, coral reefs, mountains and salt lakes. Local pilots, Angus and Fiona Macaskill did not just imagine it but actually did it! Last winter they purchased an aircraft lighter than half your car in Perth and flew over 7,000 miles around Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
    They describe themselves as ‘aerial backpackers’ carrying only 10kg of luggage between them, staying in a variety of places ranging from sheep shearers’ dongas (steel cabins) to luxury Airbnb homes with swimming pools, and everything in between.

    Come and hear their story, accompanied by stunning photos of the expedition, on Monday 8th July at St Mary’s Olveston. It will start at 7.30pm. (NB Monday Movies is taking a summer break).

    A variety of drinks and nibbles will be available. The talk will be followed by a short description of the two Sow and Grow projects that we are supporting this year. There is no entrance fee but a collection for Sow and Grow will be made at the end of the evening.

    Tea and Chat: If you find it difficult to get out and socialise, why not come to Tea and Chat? Meeting once a month, Tea and Chat is made up of people just like you and it's a great way to meet up with old friends and make some new ones at the same time.

    The July Tea and Chat will be a special event. Instead of tea and cake there's going to be a lunch on Friday, July 12th at the home of Pat Savage, Westmead. Transport is provided and it's all free. To find out details of the time of the lunch and to request transport if necessary, please telephone Lynn 01454 612201 or Lesley 01454 613804.

    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 What's On 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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