Welcome to St Mary Redcliffe


This parish church has stood for over 800 years as a witness to the wonder of God, the skill of craftsmen and women, and the faithfulness of generations of Christians. The first church may have been built here when Bristol first became a port. The original quayside is just across the road, beneath the red sandstone cliff after which this area is named.


The current generation of ‘SMR’ is a diverse community: old and young, rich and poor; Bristol-born and migrants to the city; Redcliffe through-and-through and newcomers to the church. We are diverse in our ethnic backgrounds and cultural identities, in our relationships and family circumstances, in our levels of physical and mental health and ability, and in our understanding of gender and expression of sexual identity.


As a diverse community we do not share a single understanding on theological debates, but at the heart of our faith we believe that every person is made in the likeness of God and reflects the image of God.  We do our very best to welcome and include each and every person in the name of God who made us and loves us for who we are.

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May the glory of God enthral you,

the wonder of God inspire you,

and the love of God fill you.



The church is open daily for all to visit, reflect, pray, join in formal worship or simply “be”.

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