Services & Events
Advent and Christmas Services 2023
All are warmly welcome at St Paul’s… families, students, young or old; wherever you are on the journey of faith.
Sundays at 10:30am – Sung Eucharist
Wednesdays at 4:15pm – Evening Prayer
Services at St Paul’s are enhanced by the University of Bristol Church Choir, who sing sacred choral music from across the centuries to a high standard. For more information on music at St Paul’s, click here.
Other services throughout the year include:
Choral Evensong: a service of beautiful choral music to end the day, sung twice-termly by the University of Bristol Church Choir.
Advent Carol Service: marking the beginning of the season of Advent through choral music, congregational carols, and readings.
Student and Community Carol Service: a service for the local community to celebrate Christmas together through the singing of joyful Christmas carols.
We share some of the services for the church festivals with our sister church Cotham Parish church.
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
Fireworks party – organised for children with our Benefice partner
Advent Workshop – an afternoon of creativity suitable for all ages
Christingle – 4pm on Christmas Eve with a collection for the Children’s Society hosted at Cotham Parish Church
Concerts and Recitals
See our upcoming concert listings here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.