Welcome to St Nick’s, Bristol

STOP PRESS:        Sunday Masses and one weekday Mass are now being live-streamed on this Parish Website: please go to ‘St Nick’s Live-streamed Mass’ page and follow the simple instruction there to join the live-streamed Services.

You can also watch the recorded version of the Services and we are in the process of simplifying the process to enable you to do so. 

Prayer and talks will continue to be live-streamed from the Presbytery on the Parish Face Book Page until further notice – please see the weekly Mass Times schedule published in the parish bulletin for details.

Welcome to St Nick’s, Bristol
 
Rev Richard McKay Parish Priest of St Nicholas of Tolentino

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’

Sisters and brothers, thank you for all you are doing to support one another and many others in your neighbourhood. Thank you for your generosity in finance, time, energy and concern to make sure the parish can continue (grow even!) as a Light in the Inner City. I am profoundly grateful to the Lord for bringing me to St Nicks as your brother and your pastor. Know that you are prayed for every day!
In the love of Christ Jesus! Shalom! Peace!
Richard
WHO IS ST NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO?


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!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY MOST ESPECIALLY  FOR THE SICK, FOR ALL HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN HOSPITALS, CARE HOMES AND THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS ENABLING OUR SOCIETY TO FUNCTION AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE ALSO PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND ALL NATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE STRUGGLING WITH THIS PANDEMIC. SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WITH KINDNESS AND CARE, ESPECIALLY OUR ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE. LET US EXPLORE HOW WE CAN EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS – LET THE LIGHT OF CHRIST’S COMPASSION AND LOVE SHINE THROUGH US AND GIVE THE GLORY TO GOD!

All are welcome
Sunday Mass – 10:00am
First Sunday of the Month at 3pm – Mass for people with special needs with the Clifton Catholic Fellowship

Regrettably, this Mass continues to be cancelled at this time because of the Covid 19 Virus. We continue to hold our sisters and brothers who share this Mass in our prayer and concern.

Second Sunday of the Month at 3pm – Signed Mass with the Deaf Community
this Mass also is cancelled at this time because of the Covid 19 Virus. We will publicise when we are able to resume these celebrations. WE hold IN PRAYER our sisters and brothers who sO VALUE GATHERING FOR THIS MASS.
Third Sunday of the Month at 3pm – LGBT+ Mass

The celebration of this Mass recommenced on Sunday 16th August – and all are welcome! 

Summer Mass Times are subject to change. Please check Mass Times

Sunday Mass at 10.00am, with the church open from 9.00am and doors locked at 10.00am as Mass begins because of Covid Safety measures. All Sunday Masses are now live-streamed. Thank you to all who have donated to help us establish this new form of mission and ministry.Your Parish Pastoral Council will keep all Covid Safety measures under constant review. Thank you to all volunteers enabling us to gather for Mass safely  Shalom!    Richard

PARISH MINISTRY CONTINUES  [1]  The Parish Office is open from 10am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday so that our ministry of care and support can continue, especially for the poorest who need our Food Bank and Caritas Fund, or assistance with Universal Credit, housing or mental health issues. The Parish Office is getting busier! PLEASE NOTE THE FOOD BANK IS NOW OPEN IN THE CONTAINER OFFICE CALLED ‘ST NICHOLAS BREAD’ ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM 10am to 1.00pm, to ensure we can maintain the service long-term. Please phone the parish office (0117-9090419) 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.

Contact Us

Parish Office: 0117 909 0419
Parish Email: bristol.stnicholasoftolentino@cliftondiocese.com
Office Open: Monday-Friday 10am-12noon; Tuesday 2-4pm; Friday 5-7pm

Parish Priest
: Rev Richard McKay
Address: St Nicholas of Tolentino Church, Lawford’s Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE
Telephone: 0117 909 8810      (Emergency use: 07779 677370)
Email: richard.mckay@cliftondiocese.com

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