St Andrew, Chew Magna
South Parade, BS40 8SH
We've come a long way since the first Vicar was appointed in 1191! Here at St Andrew's you'll find a warm welcome in this former 'Minster' Church, with modern facilities and a variety of worship options throughout the month. The church is often used for concerts, exhibitions, by our local schools and for other public events, so we are very much at the heart of our community.
Sunday services are at 8.00am (BCP communion) and 10.30am for All Age Worship, modern language Parish Communion and Lay-led worship.
St Michael the Archangel, Dundry
Church Lane, BS41 8LH
Dundry's spectacular tower is a famous landmark from Bristol and for miles around! You can enjoy the amazing views it offers on one of our open tower afternoons in the summer months. St Michael's also offers some lovely stained glass inside and a compelling atmosphere where people have been coming to worship for over 500 years. We boast a choir with the largest children's membership in the area, and we have a close relationship with the local school. We are currently working on a major project to offer modern facilities in the church which will make the building more flexible for the community.
Please note: While the church is closed for repairs we are still taking bookings for Weddings. The church will reopen in the Spring of 2018, but meanwhile weddings can be held at any of our other 5 churches in the Group for Dundry couples.
Holy Trinity, Norton Malreward
Church Road, BS39 4EX
Holy Trinity, Norton Malreward, a beautiful little rural church with a spectacular Norman Chancel Arch, has been brought into the 21st century with the creation of modern concealed facilities, instant running hot water and the gathered-round font.
Always open, the neighbourhood, and all visitors and walkers are free to come in at any time.
With a first rate Audio Visual system, services are both ancient and modern, seasonal and topical. You can relax and worship here and be comfortable and refreshed.
Services are all at 10.30am.
St Mary the Virgin, Stanton Drew
While St Mary's is a bit of a hidden gem, it is well visited by walkers and those coming to see the local 'Stone Circle'. Recent reordering has given the church modern facilities and now enables us to host concerts and a monthly Community Cafe for the village. St Mary's has therefore become a vibrant centre for the community to come together, and given the church a new lease of life! A newly formed Bell Ringing Group has brought the tower alive and now rings the bells regularly. We have three services here a month and you'll be made very welcome whether visitor or regular.
St Andrew, Chew Stoke
Church Lane, BS40 8TU
St Andrew's is a 15th Century church and like many it underwent extensive renovation in 1860s when the interior was decorated with 156 angels in wood and stone. In 2013 modern facilities were added to provide more flexible community use. In the tower hang bells cast by the local Bilbie family, still rung regularly by the local band. On the first and fourth Sundays, services are held for all ages at 10.30am and a Children's Group is organised during part of the morning services. On the other Sundays, services are held at 6.30pm normally Evensong or Holy Communion. We have a very strong link with the CofE Primary School Academy in the village, holding services in school and church.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Nempnett Thrubwell
St Mary's is another hidden gem of a church, the only one in the group with a steeple, topped by a golden weather vane. Set in the heart of the countryside among the fields, it is a real rural retreat. The church is supported by an enthusiastic group of parishioners and you will find a very warm welcome inside this wonderful building.