St Mary's is an historic Church of England Parish Church in the Diocese of Bristol, South Gloucestershire. We are very much concerned with both the present and the future, and supported by a strong and committed congregation we are trying to move forwards while discerning God's will for us. Our aim is to provide stimulating and challenging worship, to assist each other to grow in faith in Christ, and to show his love in the parish and beyond.

Church Opening Times are 9am until 4pm. All are welcome to visit for quiet prayer or reflection.

From February's Meeting Point

St Mary's said, "Goodbye" to Revd Philip Rowe on the 31st December and we wish him well. Our loss is Pilning's gain.

We welcome Revd David Moss and look forward to his ministry with us.

Lent is fast approaching and, as has happened in past years, all the C of E and Methodist churches in Severnside are working together.

Ash Wednesday is on the 14th February, marking the beginning of Lent with a service of Holy Communion at 9am in the Chancel of St Mary's. There is also a Severnside Holy Communion at 7.30pm led by Revd. David Moss at St John's, Elberton, at which the Revd. Patrick Stonehewer of Pilning Methodists will speak.

Study Course: The study course 'All things are Possible' prepared by USPG (United Society, Partners in the Gospel) is offered for personal and group use. The themes are Prosperity, People, Planet, Peace and Partnership.
Do come and join us on any Sunday and/or pick up a leaflet to find out when and where the study groups are meeting and come along. You will be most welcome! The focus for both 'giving' and 'giving-up' will be shared between USPG and Crisis Centre Ministries. For these charities a Coffee Morning will be held at Alveston Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill Road, on Saturday 10th February between 10am and noon.

Quiz Night: A reminder our next quiz night is on Saturday 3rd February in the church at 7.30pm. Please contact Debbie at [email protected] to book your teams. The menu is Coq Au Vin! We look forward to seeing you there! From the Registers of St Mary¬ís Olveston 28th December

Outreach Project

With thanks to everyone who contributed to St Mary's Springs of Hope Appeal, which raised an amazing °Í17,812. The renovation of the hospital at Sachibondu, Zambia has now been completed. The solar water pump provided by the appeal (to be known as The Holy Roly Pump or HRP, dedicated to the life and work of Roly) is complete and will provide fresh clean drinking water to the hospital and the site. It is hoped there will be a self funded visit to the hospital next year when a plaque will be dedicated.

The drop-in centre for vulnerable women in St Paul's, which the appeal helped to convert and refit, is open and providing a much needed facility where women in need can go during the day for companionship, care and safety. If anyone would like more information, or see photos, please contact Gail [email protected] or 612709

Click here to see Sachibondu Health Centre Facebook page

Click here to see Spring of Hope web page

The COFFEE SHOP is open on Thursdays at Olveston Stores, 9am-12noon in term time and 10am-12noon in the holidays. It's the place to be! Drink and cake only °Í1!

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Church Address: St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Hill, Olveston, Bristol, BS35 4BZ

St Mary's Olveston is a Registered Charity: No. 1134397

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