Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, Bristol

University Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SP.




Vespers every Saturday 5.30 pm 

    Note: we observe the Revised Julian (new-style) Calendar.

Confession before Vespers and Divine Liturgy (or by arrangement). See more about Confession under the What’s On tab.

Our church is open to all. Pop in to observe or join us for the service. Members of our community would love to meet you.







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Drinks and refreshments are served after the Divine Liturgy.

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To message Archimandrite Kyril or to arrange a baptism or wedding please email the Parish  (Tel. 01179706302 or 07944 860 955).

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EVENT:  St David’s Day Pilgrimage 29/02/02. Details here



Patriarch Bartholomew’s Message
on the feast of the
Indiction 01/09/19

Mesajul de Crăciun al Înaltpreasfințitului Arhiepiscop Nikitas

read here



The Eucharist – Divine mystery

‘Your own from Your own we offer You, in all and for all…’

At the Eucharist (Holy Communion) the sacrifice offered is Christ Himself. Our offering of bread and wine is taken up into Christ’s self-offering, and so is transformed into His Body and Blood. ‘I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ… I long to drink of His blood, the gift of unending love,’ writes St Ignatius of Antioch. The Eucharist is the epicentre of our Christian lives. Each time we take part in the Divine Liturgy we, as a Church, offer ourselves to God as He offers, and sacrifices Himself, for us.

‘Bread and wine: very ordinary things. And in all liturgies, a brief great moment comes when those very ordinary things are being offered to God while still retaining their ordinary and natural character. We take two things out of our daily and secular world and place them apart on the altar. These things placed upon the altar acquire thereby a separate and sacred character…not merely as fruits of the world but as symbols and even as vehicles of the whole world itself in its entirety.’
– Alexander Schmemann, Church World Mission.

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The Food Bank is now open again in church with a new closable box. Please contribute anything you can to help those in need.
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Registered Charity number: 290747