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 23 October 2020

10:30 AM
Monthly Walsingham Mass - in church and live-streamed.- Search Holy Nativity, Knowle Facebook. All welcome to attend.

Sunday 25 October 2020

10:00 AM
Sunday Parish Mass - In church and live-streamed - Search Holy Nativity Facebook Page. The readings and intercessions will be read by Kannan Siva this morning. Today is also the Annual Church Meeting held after the Mass

October Readings sheets available.

The October readings sheets and the October Saints of the Month are available from the Download Resources page.

Rainbow Meetings to recommence from Wednesday 7th October!

The Rainbow leader, Pam Hodder advises that at the slightly later time on Wednesday's the Rainbows will be meeting as usual in St Mary's Room. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible..

Regular services


Parish Mass 10.00am (public worship held in church and live streamed).

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

Said Mass 10.30am held in church and live streamed. (public worship held in church and live streamed)


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

Morning Prayer 8.30am

Evening Prayer will be recorded during the afternoon and placed on the Facebook page so that you can access it at a time that suits you.

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

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