Staple Hill Methodist Church Bristol

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Gift service

Posted by maymorning on December 1, 2016 at 11:50 AM

This Sunday we will be welcoming Tim Vosper of Staple Hill Children's Centre, to receive our annual gifts, this year for children age 0-5.  This is a lovely service and we feel priviledged to have this link with the Centre.

Christmas and Craft Fair November 12th

Posted by maymorning on November 1, 2016 at 12:05 AM

All are very welcome to our Christmas and Craft Fair on November 12th, 10am-2pm. A chance to buy Christmas decorations, books and toys, crafts, sweets and preserves.  There will also be exhibitions of Advent calendars, and Christmas Round the World.  Coffee, teas, homemade cakes and  delicious lunches also available.  What more can you want?

Memorial service on November 6th, 6pm

Posted by maymorning on October 13, 2016 at 6:55 AM

We hold our annual Memorial service every year, on the Sunday closest to All Souls' Day (November 2), when churches around the world traditionaly remember their dead.  At Staple Hil we give thanks in particular for those of our church who have died in the last 12 months.  We dedicate a tree in their honour in the Forest of Avon, and present a memorial certificate to theri familiies, as well as commemmorating them on our website.  This is also a chance for anybody who wishes, to have a special time to remember,give thanks and light a candlefor loved ones they have lost.  All welcome.

Aylwyn's organ marathon

Posted by maymorning on July 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Congratulations to Aylwyn Powell, who completed a 12 hour organ marathon on Saturday, while his wofe Philippa and other friends provided cakes and refreshments to his supporters.  Our beautiful church was filled with the sound of our excellent organ, and they raised well over £700 in the process.

All THings Bright and Beautiful

Posted by maymorning on June 16, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2016 we had our first flower festival for many years.  Karen Belfield organised it, and Loretta Ogden Froud oversaw the catering.  Over 20 exhibits were created by church groups, individuals, community gorups and traders.  The church looked and smelled wonderful, the the homemad cakes were very popular too! Take a look at the photo album.  It was a great success, and Karen is already planning the next one.

Remembrance Sunday November 8th

Posted by maymorning on October 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM

Our usual service will be replaced by a Hoy Communion service, at the earlier time of 9.30am, to allow any who wish to join the annual Staple Hill procession to the memorial in Page Park.

Church Anniversary November 1st

Posted by maymorning on October 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM

We welcome Dr Jonathon Pye, Chair of the Bristol District, to help us celebrate our Church Anniversary. The service will be followed by a meal of Soups and Puddings.

Harvest Festival October 4th

Posted by maymorning on September 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM

A Family service at a favourite time of year, when we give thanks for the blessings of creation, and remember our responsibilities to the planet and to each other.  In the afternoon we have a Bring and share tea followed by Hymns of Praise.   The church always looks beautiful for these services.  Our theme this year is Feasting and Fasting.

New Minister

Posted by maymorning on September 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM

We are delighted to welcome Rev Jane Ashplant as our new Minister.  Jane has already taken her first service with us, and was informally welcomed with afternoon tea last Saturday.  

All change!

Posted by maymorning on August 27, 2015 at 12:45 AM

As we approach the end of August, we reach the "official" date for the departure of our Minister, Barry Bishop, and his wife Anne.  In fact, Barry has been taking leave, and his farewell service was on July 19th.  (see photo album for pictures of Barry's presentation and farewell tea).  Barry is not moving far, as he will be taking on churches around Hanham, and we wish him and Anne well in their next step. On September 6th we look forward to meeting our new minister, Rev Jane Ashplant, who will be formally welcomed to the Circuit, along wiht outher new ministers, at St.Mary Redcliffe on Saturday 5th.  These changeovers are always a time of excitement and challenge for all concerned, and we pary for God's blessing over the enxt few months.