"Whoever you are; wherever you come from, everyone is welcome here”
The people of Horfield Parish Church try to make these words come alive by example. We are a community gathered in the Church of the Holy Trinity with St. Edmund, and part of the community of Horfield, Bristol.
Our worship is centred on the Eucharist and the sacramental life of God’s church, that we may grow as people who witness, live and experience God’s love at work in the ordinary rhythm of daily life. We worship in the liberal, inclusive, catholic tradition of the Church of England
You will find a warm welcome in our church from people who strive to follow Jesus through prayer, fellowship and service to the wider community. We understand church is not the place to be given firm answers, but a safe place to ask searching questions, find reflective space and be ourselves before God who is love.
We seek to honour the diversity that strengthens us and enhances and enriches our common life. Our church is a place where we have the opportunity to continue our journey towards God together, young and old, encouraging and supporting one another and welcoming the visitor and the stranger with a hospitality that assures no one need travel alone.
COVID: Keeping everyone safe:
The Church of England COVID taskforce in its latest bulletin notes that while restrictions are no longer in place, the guidance recognises that Covid-19 is still a risk, and that parishes and settings are responding according to their local situation. Here at HTH, we continue to maintain a well-ventilated space, offer pews specifically for those who prefer to sit apart, as well as providing sanitiser and wipes. As present, whilst the spread of the infection remains a cause of concern, we do not consider the communal sharing of the chalice to be appropriate and indeed, there is some evidence that where it has been shared, the infection rate has increased. Without testing every day, none of us can guarantee at any given time that we are not asymptomatic carriers of the virus and there is therefore a risk to others, and to the priest consuming the chalice. We will continue to review this position on a regular basis.
Rector and Churchwardens
SERVICES THIS WEEK
SUNDAY 10am Mass
TUESDAY 12 noon Mass
THURSDAY 10am Mass
FRIDAY 6pm Mass
Parish Office Opening Hours
Monday 9am - 1.45pm
Tuesday 2.45pm - 4.45pm
Thursday 2.30pm - 6.30pm
Friday 2.45pm - 4.45pm