Horfield Parish Church


Parish Statement

Horfield Parish Church belongs to the Diocese of Bristol within the Church of England. It has been a place of Christian worship and a resource for Christian life and spirituality for over 1000 years.

We delight in the tradition which we inherit, and which grows and develops through us now.

At the heart of this tradition is the Mass, which unites us with Christ and consecrates us as his people.

Horfield parish churchAnd as Christ's people we aim:
to welcome and cherish everyone, and to exclude no one;
to foster the inner spiritual quest, and to empower practical Christian living;
to listen to the world around us, and respond to its needs as we can;
to be open, vulnerable, and willing to face challenges and question assumptions.

Like all churches, we fall short of these aims, and depend on God's forgiveness and constant invitation to start afresh.

Normal Service Times

Sunday 8.00am Mass 10.00am Parish Mass  

For services during weekdays and festivals click here.

Parish Contacts

Priest in Charge John Hadley 0117 924 6185 email: john-hadley@tiscali.co.uk
Associate Priest Patrick Hine   0117 962 3861   email: revpatrickhine@gmail.com
Associate Priest Hilary Blancharde 0117 962 2519 email: hilaryblancharde@talktalk.net
Parish Office Maggie Pleass 0117 951 8234 email: hpc.sec@horfieldparishchurch.org.uk

The Parish Office is open Mondays 11-2pm, Fridays 6-8pm and Saturday 10-11am,

Please leave a message and someone will call you as soon as possible.  Messages for this week's bulletin to the parish office by Thursday mid-day please. Many thanks.


For personal or spiritual matters, or to make a confession, please contact either John Hadley, Patrick Hine, Hilary Blancharde or John Ware , or come to the Church at 6.00pm any Saturday.


The church holds current burial (from 1964), baptism (from May 1986), confirmation (from June 1956) and marriage (from July 2005)registers. 

All previous registers are stored at:

The Bristol Record Office, B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road,  Bristol BS1 6XN, 0117 922 4224, www.bristol.gov.uk/record office email - bro@bristol.gov.uk

The church holds a churchyard grave register that gives a numerical list of graves that can be located on the map of the churchyard but this is unfortunately not complete, especially for the early records. 

Requests to search any of the registers by the Parish Archivist at the church or at the Bristol Record Office can be made through the Parish Office. The charges are as follows: 

For the first hour (inclusive of one copy of an entry in certain registers) £28.00

For each subsequent hour or part of an hour £28.00

Additional copies of entries £13.00

Travel to and from Bristol Records office (if necessary) at 40 pence per mile £4.00


If so, please write to or e-mail the Parish Office with your request, including whether you would like a visit from one of our clergy or lay ministers.

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