Being Together

St Paul’s doesn’t just happen on Sundays. 

Emmaus Groups

Apart from regular Sunday services, there are four discussion groups that meet regularly at different times during the week in member’s homes – topic discussions are determined by individual groups and new members are always welcome.

Vic n Paul’s 18-25s

St Paul’s has a long history of welcoming and supporting students –  we are host to the University of Bristol’s Church Choir, singing at services during term time, often visiting the pub after practices and a fun summer tour schedule – check out their beautiful singing on our Music page.

Together with Victoria Methodist, who are just down the road and with whom we share inclusive values, we host a group for 18-25’s – both students, and early career age. We gather around food, conversation and inclusive spirituality on alternate Sundays at 12 noon. 

Autumn 2021 Programme:

10.10.21 Welcome lunch @ Vic

24.10.21 Welcome @ St Paul’s (food probably involved!)

31.10.21 Walk & pub lunch around the Harbourside

14.11.21 Meet 12 @ Vic

28.11.21 Meet 12 @ St Paul’s

Contact our Curate, Pippa for more information. 

We support SCM and are hoping a Bristol based student led SCM group will emerge – get in touch if you’d be interested and we’ll help link you with others.


The Benefice produces a bimonthly magazine Connections – You can see the latest edition here on Cotham Parish Church’s website.

Children and Young People

Fish Club

Our children and young people enrich the life and worship of St. Paul’s.  Fish club is a group for children aged between 5-14 years. It meets on Sunday mornings in term time during the 10.30 service.

Benefice Young People’s Group

There is also a young people’s group which meets on a weekday evening.

Summer Camping Weekend

Every year with Cotham Parish church children and families enjoy a summer camping weekend and firework party in the autumn.

Little Fish

Our under 5s have a special area with rugs, toys, books and friendly helpers to enjoy during the service. Families with young children are most welcome.