St Mary’s church is situated in the north-east of Bristol at the upper end of Fishponds. St Mary’s church is nestled within its own pretty churchyard and is adjacent to a small recreation area. St Mary’s was completed in its present form by the end of 1869 and is still serving its community nearly 150 years later. More of our church’s history can be found at the hookies videos.
St. Mary’s Fishponds is a member of the East Bristol Partnership. We are a group of seven Anglican churches who are seeking to build communities of wholeness with Christ at the centre. We are all from within the Diocese of Bristol.
This Sunday (10th November) is Remembrance Sunday. There is a shortened Eucharist service at 10am, after which we process to Fishponds Park for the Act of Remembrance at 11am. There is evensong at 6:30pm.
In the next few weeks, we have Choral Evensong on the 24th November to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, and then we begin to prepare for Christmas. More about that here.
Regular Services at St Mary’s
10:00 Sung Eucharist; modern language, a sermon and music. GIGGLE children’s club. There are light refreshments at the end for people to socialise.(Common Worship)
18:30 Traditional Evensong using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (traditional language). There is music, a sermon, choir anthems and on festivals the choir occasionally sing Choral Evensong.
10:30 Music for Toddlers
10:00 Holy Communion; there are two hymns and sermon. The service lasts about 45 minutes with light refreshments at the end.
11:00 Bereavement Support Group Living after Loss
Joint EBP services are usually held on the 5th Sunday in the Month @ 10:15am and on some midweek festivals @ 7:30pm in one of the Partnership churches.