St Peter’s Church is situated between Church Road North and Church Road South, off the High Street. The present church dates from the 14th century although it is likely there was an earlier church on the same site. The inside of the church is flexible and the seating can be arranged in a number of different lay outs. The church seats approx 300. There is also a fine set of bells. The church winning Millennium Garden. St Peter’s is open each day from 9am until dusk. A more detailed history of the church is available here. Map to find St Peter’s.
St Nicholas’ Church is situated on the Nore Road on the edge of a small wooded area. It was built as the chapel for the former Nautical School. The building is one hundred years old. Inside the church there are fixed pews with a large Narthex or welcome area at the back of the church. The church seats approx 180. At the moment St Nicholas’ is not open during the day but if you wish to visit the church please contact the Church Office. A more detailed history of the church is available here. Map to find St Nicholas’.
St Peter’s and St Nicholas’ work closely together, as sister churches, serving the whole of the town of Portishead. We also enjoy a good working relationship with the other Christian denominations in the town.
All are welcome...
Portishead Church of England is committed to ensuring that all who wish can share in the life of their local church. Towards this the following information may be helpful:
At St Peter’s Church there is level access to the church via the Main South Door. At St Nicholas’ there is ramped access via the North side door
At both churches there is an induction loop fitted to improve the quality of sound for hearing aid users and which is used at all church services.
Large print copies of orders of service, our hymnbook and our weekly notice sheet are always available. Large print copies of the parish magazine are available on request from the Church Office. Please also contact the Church Office if you require other formats.
Assistance dogs are welcome at both our churches.
As St Peter’s the church has no car park; those with ambulant disabilities are advised to park in Church Road South. At St Nicholas’ there is designated parking nearest the ramped North entrance.
We regret that whilst both churches have toilets, these are not currently wheelchair accessible.
If there are other particular needs which you have which would assist your participation in the life of your local church please contact the Church Office to discuss your requirements and how it may be possible to meet them.