Holy Nativity Church Bristol

Welcome to Holy Nativity!

With its distinctive green copper spire, the parish church of the Holy Nativity is visible from many places in Bristol. The church is located on the A37 Wells Road, the beautiful church of the Holy Nativity, Knowle was first consecrated in 1883 to serve the growing population of Knowle and Totterdown. This church was to replace the Chapel of the Holy Nativity, a plain structure of wood, which had been built previously in July 1865.

The site of Holy Nativity Church was given as a gift to the local community of Totterdown by Mr. S Goolden, who was anxious to convey that Holy Nativity Church should be established upon the true principles of the Anglo Catholic Creed. We are mindful therefore that when he donated the very ground upon which Holy Nativity Church stands on, Mr. S. Goolden did so in the understanding that Anglo Catholic principles and practices should characterise the teaching and the worship at Holy Nativity. That continues to this very day.

In 2015, we celebrated 150 years of Christian witness at Holy Nativity.

Please see our History for further information.

See also our Facebook page for Streamed Services - Search Holy Nativity, Knowle or just Click Here


Under the patronage of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda

Holy Nativity is affiliated to The Society and
is under the care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.


What's happening at Holy Nativity

Friday 18 June 2021

10:30 AM
Said Mass - live streamed until further notice.

Sunday 20 June 2021

10:00 AM
Parish Mass - 3rd Sunday after Trinity in church and Live Streamed. John Chamberlain our Head Server will be assisting Fr Steve today.

Friday Mass update

The Friday Said Mass will be live streamed until further notice.

June 2021 Parish Magazine

The Latest Parish Magazine is published on-line today!

Regular services


Parish Mass 10.00am - The church is now open for public worship and the service is live streamed. Normal COVID restrictions still apply however.

Said Mass 10.30am according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662 (live streamed)

Said Mass 10.30am - the service is live streamed. 


Monday - Friday
(According to the Book of Common Prayer 1662) live streamed

Morning Prayer 8.30am

Evening Prayer has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. 

Live streamed services are on our Facebook Page - Search Holy Nativity, Knowle Facebook.

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