Welcome to Portishead Church of England

Welcome to Portishead Church of England serving the whole of the town of Portishead. We have two churches: St Peter’s situated between Church Road North and Church Road South off the High Street and St Nicholas’ situated along the coast on Nore Road.  We work in close partnership with our two church primary schools, St Peter’s and Trinity, and in association with the St Barnabas Centre, where our church office is based.

We strive to be a Christ-shaped community responding to the liberating love of God, celebrating the joys of life, struggling together with the pains and challenges of life and acknowledging the certainties, doubts and questions faith can bring. In addition to our regular pattern of Sunday worship we have a wide range of activities for all ages as well as seeking to be actively involved in the life of our town.  
Our clergy are available to all those living in the town and are happy to conduct Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals for all, regardless of their existing link with our churches.  The clergy also welcome being informed of those in particular need who may welcome a visit or other support. 
We hope you will enjoy exploring this site and discovering more about the life of Portishead Church of England and all that it has to offer.


 Portishead Church of England

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News & Announcements

Events and Services this Week

Please click here to see events and services for this week from the notice sheet; further events can also be seen on the church calendar.

Women's Breakfast
Saturday 5th November

The next Women’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 5th November, 8.30am at Café Lido when Roger Harper will be speaking on ‘Demystifying the judges’. Please come along to enjoy breakfast followed by a fascinating talk. Tickets are available from the usual contacts.

Important Announcement

It is with both joy and sadness that we are announcing that Tina has been appointed as Evangelism Team Leader for Bath and Wells Diocese. This is a great job for Tina, but it is very sad for us that we will have to say goodbye to her. We do not know yet exactly when she will begin her new role, but we will make sure that we have plenty of opportunity to say good bye and to thank her for all that she has done during the last 5 years here. Please pray for her and for the process of exploring what happens next for Portishead Parish.

Birth and Beyond

We are now recruiting for our course starting in late April through May for babies due June, July and August.

This is an antenatal course covering hopes and fears, labour (natural and medical), caring for a new baby, forming a new family and caring for your couple relationship, spiritual awareness, and social support. Reunion included, and excellent ongoing pastoral care thrown in free of charge. Book now for sessions at the Children's Centre. Prepare for an everyday miracle! For more details see our web site.

The Lighthouse Café at St Nicholas's Church

The Lighthouse café is open every Thursday:

  • delicious home-made cakes,
  • a place to meet friends,
  • a community hub and information point,
  • a space and time you can help shape and, if you need it a listening ear.

For more information please contact cafe@portisheadparish.co.uk, or call 01275 846230

For details of other things happening in the Parish, see our Forthcoming Events page.

To discover ways in which you can financially support the work of Portishead Church of England, see our How you can Help Portishead Parish page.

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