A vision for Bristol

As a church we want the whole of Bristol to know the life-changing truth about Jesus and to see people’s lives all across the city transformed by God.

We are a growing community of diverse people with a desire to love Jesus, love each other and love our city. Our faith is rooted in the teaching of the Bible, and we expect to encounter the presence of God through His Holy Spirit whenever we gather.

We live to follow Jesus, introduce others to him and help them follow him too. We want to demonstrate God’s love to the city of Bristol and beyond.

Explore with us

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Over several sessions you’ll find out about the basics of the Christian faith. Each session involves a meal, a short talk and some time to chat and say what you think. Everyone is welcome.

Somewhere to Belong

We believe everyone needs a community to be part of. Each week groups all over Bristol meet to share food, read the bible and worship together. If you are interested in joining a group then please contact the church office, or come along this Sunday.

Serve the City

We run a number of different projects and initiatives to serve our city. One of these is City Hands that aims to help and care for people in our local community. City Hands provides volunteers to ‘lend a hand’ with practical tasks to those who most need it.

Exploring our history

City Church was planted in 1997 when a group of Christians moved from Brighton to Bristol believing that God had spoken to them about starting a church that would serve and bless the city. They began meeting in a pub on Gloucester Road and City Church was born.

Since then the church has grown as more and more people have become followers of Jesus. Bridge Community Church in Bradley Stoke was a church started from City Church and has functioned separately for over a decade, itself launching a congregation that met in the east of Bristol. More recently, these congregations have been meeting together in Bradley Stoke as we have felt God leading us to bring Bridge Community Church and City Church together as one church meeting in multiple locations across the city.

Now, we are becoming one church again, re-uniting around a vision to see lives changed across the whole of Bristol.

International Family

We are part of an  international family

City Church is a Commission church and part of the wider Newfrontiers family of churches. Commission is a family of churches in the UK and other nations led by Guy Miller and his team. Commission has a vision to see 1000s of lives transformed, through 100s of churches in 10s of nations.

Over the past few years City Church has been involved in starting new churches, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Most recently it has been tremendously exciting to send a number of our church to start a new church in Cardiff led by Simon Walker.

Visit the website commission-together.org to see more and join in this adventure together.