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.

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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

Sunday 28 November 2021

10:00 AM
Parish Mass - in church and Live Streamed. Advent Sunday - with Fr Stuart Boyd who will be assisted this morning by Kannan Siva.

Sunday 05 December 2021

10:00 AM
Parish Mass - in church and Live Streamed.

November 2021 Magazine

The latest on-line magazine for November can be downloaded from the Magazine section - it's a little smaller than normal but we trust you understand the reasons why!

Parish Mass Rota Complete until Easter Sunday 2022!

We are pleased to announce that our Sunday Services Rota apart from 2 service is full until Easter Sunday. Many thanks to all the priests who have offered to help.

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.



This has been cancelled due to the interregnum. But it hoped that a lay led Morning Prayer can be arranged for the near future.

There are however booklets on Morning and Evening Prayer in the Download Resources section.

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