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’



Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery  is the third biggest illegal trade world-wide, after the illegal arms trade and illegal drugs.
The Catholic Church has been working with governments, police and church communities around the world to form a global response, called the ’Santa Marta’ Group. A global trade in human suffering which is also local to you. Victims of modern slavery and trafficking are to be found in our rural areas, our country towns, our quiet suburbs, our inner cities, indeed everywhere. This is an issue for all of us wherever we live and work.
You are invited to come to one or other of these two events to be held at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church on Wednesday 6th February.

Clergy and Church Workers Day:
This is open to clergy and members of all Christian traditions, ecumenically.
Come and learn from speakers who experts in the field.
Please click here book your place here (for Catering Purposes)


An open event for Church Members and the wider community:  
A evening event at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church, arrivals from 6.30pm (refreshments) beginning at 7.00pm, concluding at 9.00pm – to raise awareness of the issues and explore what we can do together to combat this crime and support its victims (booking not necessary)

Download Publicity:
Trafficking Clergy Day Poster (PDF)

Trafficking Evening Event Poster (PDF)

Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Clifton, St Nicholas of Tolentino Church and the (national) Santa Marta Group 

For enquiries please email the parish office on: bristol.stnicholasoftolentino@cliftondiocese.com

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