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

Wednesday 28 July 2021

10:30 AM
Weekday Mass from Fr Steve's home - BCP Service. Please see the service sheet in the Download Resources page.

Friday 30 July 2021

12:00 PM
Said Mass from Fr Steve's home. Modern language version.

July 2021 Magazine

The lastest on-line magazine for July can be downloaded from the Magazine section

Nick Gibbs - RIP

Churchwarden Nick died 1st July.. Please see the News section for full details for Nick's funeral.

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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