Services & Events

During Covid-19 our services have moved online – we are calling it

Church At Home

 

We’d love you to join us and share in our prayer and worship, being together whilst we are physically apart. Click here to find resources and services.

 

Services – Now Online Only

Details of the kind of services we offer when things are back to normal are below:

The main service is the Parish Sung Eucharist at 10:30 with a children’s group. Worship is enhanced by the Bristol University church choir whose repertoire is wide-ranging and mainly from the classical Anglican tradition led by organ scholars.

The morning service is a Eucharist with an open table and once monthly there is a more informal service. There are twice termly choral evensongs and a yearly advent carol service. 

We share some of the services for the church festivals with our sister church Cotham Parish church.

Midweek services include Wednesday morning prayer 9am and a service of Compline on Friday evening at 7pm.

Events

We run a number of events throughout the year.

Month of guided prayer – a wonderful retreat in daily life, usually January or February

Lent Groups – a weekly group to enrich our journey through Lent

Good Friday workshop – a morning of creativity and reflection suitable for all ages

Benefice Retreat – a weekend of prayer, scripture, scenery and great food in South Wales

Harvest Festival – a particularly creative Parish Eucharist

Space to Remember – early November – an interactive space in which to remember the dead and the bereaved

Fireworks party – organised for children with our Benefice partner

Bristol Old Vic Nativity – December – we offer two free performances of this wonderful show with a retiring collection for our Charities of the Month

Advent Workshop – an afternoon of creativity suitable for all ages

Christingle – 4pm on Christmas Eve with a collection for the Children’s Society

Concerts and Recitals

St Paul’s is a great venue for concerts and recitals with a good acoustic, a lovely performing area on the dais and an excellent concert grand piano.  Local groups and solo performers often use the church for their events and we are pleased to host regularly a number of the concerts that are part of the Bristol University series, as well as one-off concerts put on by University student groups.  Recent concerts have included those given by the Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble, concerts of chamber music, evening carol concerts by Bristol University Singers, recital by the Trio Arcadia di Roma, visiting from Italy, and performances by our own church choir!  The church is also used by the student Opera Society for their productions from time to time and in recent years, we have hosted concerts for the Clifton International Festival of Music.

Enquiries about musical events at the church or making a booking for a concert or for rehearsals can be addressed to the church office on highburypartnership@googlemail.com.