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 March's Meeting Point

Special Services: Mothering Sunday is on March 11th, with posies for the ladies! Holy Week begins on March 25th with Palm Sunday. Come and join us for breakfast in church at 9.15am followed by the donkey procession from Daldry Gardens at 9.45am. In the evening there is a Severnside event ‘Celebration of our journey of Lent’ held at Almondsbury Church 6pm. Our Maundy Thursday Agape takes the form of a Passover meal and Holy Communion at 7.30pm. There is a Good Friday Walk of witness from Tockington Methodist Church at 12.30pm, before the Final Hour at 2pm at St Mary's. We then have services on Easter Day, beginning at 6.30am up at The Brake on Vicarage Lane.

Toilet Twinning: St Mary's is raising money to twin the church and school toilets with toilets in developing countries. This will enable us to finance two toilets for families and toilets for a school that currently does not have any. Come in and see our display or go online for more information.

Quiz: Thank you to all who came to the quiz last month; there were 85 of us and we made a profit of £661.35 for church funds. Our next is on April 28th with pasta bake on the menu! To book a team (max 6 people) email Debbie at

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 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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