Welcome to St Nick’s, Bristol
AND THE RUSSIANS OPPOSING THE WAR
Whether this is your first time to our Church family, or you have been coming here for many years – all are very welcome to be part of this wonderfully multi-cultural and diverse community of faith and friendship.
This parish has been witnessing to Christ and serving the people of this part of Bristol since 1848.
We are a ‘Communion of Communities in Mission’ with more than 60 nationalities who gather each Sunday at 10am to celebrate God’s great Love for the world in our Mass.
Our commitment is to be a people at the service of the poor, both locally and globally; to be a community of warmth and welcome; to be a community of healing and hope. We are committed to work for the unity of the Church with our brothers and sisters of other Christian traditions, sharing mission and worship together; and to seek to build a fellowship of all believers among the many world faiths in our area.
In other words, we have long been seeking to grow as the kind of community that Pope Francis envisages in his Letter ‘Joy in the Gospel’
LOVER OF GOD, LOVER OF THE POOR
St Nicholas, lover of children, born like Samuel, Samson and John the Baptist of barren parents, the gift of God and his parents gift to God.
St Nicholas, who learnt to break bread with the poor long before he learnt to break the Bread of the Eucharist – risking his future in obedience to the God of the Poor and disobeying the voices of those who knew not the poor man of Nazareth.
St Nicholas, man of prayer who entered Love’s silence in order the proclaim Love’s Saving Word.
St Nicholas, vessel of God’s healing love, from whom healing and life flowed in all abundance, raising the dead, healing the wounds, setting free.
St Nicholas, God’s compassion to the prisoner, God’s protector and rescuer of the prostitute, listening with an gentle heart and open mind.
St Nicholas, reaching in praying love beyond the bridge of death, holding the Departed in the purifying love of God.
St Nicholas, inspirer of our mission, healer of our wounds pray for us!
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The Parish Office is to be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm (occasionally volunteer absence means it may be closed – apologies) and the Admin team will pass on to me all messages that need my attention if you cannot reach me otherwise. They can also offer help and support with a variety of issues. Please phone the parish office (0117-909-0419) during these times or myself at the presbytery (0117-909-8810 – at any reasonable time) with your questions, concerns or need for any kind of support.
All are welcome
Sunday Mass – 10:00am
Our community currently includes those who have expressed some of their own experience of this particular hurt. They, particularly, would like you to know: “If you come to see us you won’t be alone – it isn’t easy but we do seek to journey together gently.”
We understand it may be difficult for some to enter the Church. If you wish to make contact please tell us what might help to make things easier for you.
First Sunday of the Month at 3pm – Mass for people with special needs with the Clifton Catholic Fellowship
Thanks to Sherrie Eugene, we are also continuing Signing the Parish Mass at 10.00am for the Hearing impaired on the First Sunday of the Month a permanent basis and will of course be live-streamed on our Parish Website – please see the Parish Bulletin to confirm details.
All are welcome to come and share these 3pm Sunday Masses, especially if circumstances prohibit you coming to the 10am Mass.