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Welcome to St James Priory

A very special place – Healing, Heritage and Hospitality in the heart of Bristol

Healing: The Church has been a centre of healing since the 12th Century. Our residential support services for vulnerable people are open to all in need, whatever their background or circumstance.

Heritage: The former Benedictine Priory of St James is the oldest building in Bristol! It has a fascinating story to tell and has witnessed almost 900 years of Bristol’s development.

Hospitality: Like our Benedictine predecessors we extend a warm welcome to all who visit. The café serves delicious refreshments and our well-equipped Meeting Rooms and central locality make us an ideal venue for meetings, conferences and community group bookings.

 


JOB OPPORTUNITY:

We are seeking a Support Worker (30hrs) to join our Team at St James Priory Project Charity. Previous experience of Support Work / Counselling desirable. Flexibility essential.             

E.mail : info@stjamespriory.org,uk  to express an interest.

 


LATEST NEWSLETTER:

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2024

NEWSLETTER JAN 2024


FACILITES:

The CAFE is OPEN and trading as SANTIAGO’S.

(Use Cafe Button in the MENU at the Top of this page).

Our MEETING ROOMS are OPEN.

Please see:    MEETINGS

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St James Priory Project Bristol – 2024

St James Priory Project is the Charity which has responsibility for the Historic Grade 1 listed Priory Church which dates from the 12th Century. It also operates St James House, which provides on site Supported Housing accommodation for people in recovery from addiction. Walsingham House, in the grounds of the Church, is now leased out as accommodation for Catholic students.

The Charity is reliant on donations to provide an ongoing financial support for the upkeep of the Grade 1 listed St James Priory church.

The  Café is an invaluable source of revenue. Please support it when you visit the Church.

Our Meeting Rooms, are also a key revenue stream. Donations via the Church from visitors has decreased considerably.

The Church is expensive to maintain and to keep open.

Whilst we have had a gradual return for some of our revenue sources such as the Meeting Room Hire visitors to the church are still low.

We are, therefore, continuing to appeal to our friends, followers and supporters to ask if you are able to commit to a donation to the Charity. Please consider becoming a FRIEND OF ST JAMES. (See below for details.)

Donations can be made via our website or via the Donations portal in the Church. There is also the facility to Gift Aid as well.

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FRIENDS OF ST JAMES LEAFLET :

Friends of St James 2024

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IHBC Article -History

 

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ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS VIA THE WHITSON STREET ENTRANCE OR THROUGH  SANTIAGO’S CAFE IN CANNON STREET.


 







St James is a place of Christian (Roman Catholic) worship and devotion but  is open to all people from any faith or none. Our Core Values are:

  • Compassion

  • Acceptance

  • Respect

  • Empathy


The Priory Church is open between 10.00 am & 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

MASS on Sunday is at 8.00am. 

Weekday Mass is celebrated fortnightly on Wednesday & Thursday. (See below). 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Abbot David will next celebrate Mass on  Wednesday 21st  & Thursday 22nd FEBRUARY at 1.05pm.

Confessions from 12.30pm.

 

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DONATIONS

Our Charity relies on Donations to assist our aims of supporting vulnerable people and maintaining the Historic  GRADE 1 LISTED Priory Church.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION.

DONATE  NOW:

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WEDDINGS:

St James Priory is an ideal venue for a Wedding. Countless weddings have been celebrated here over the Centuries. It is a very special church.

Weddings Leaflet 2023 2

 


Walsingham House:

Walsingham House is now operating as Accommodation for Catholic students.

For more information  please contact:  LISA   07474113669

St James House

St James House is an independent supported housing provision. The service provides housing support for single people in recovery from addiction for up to 24 months. Referrals will be accepted from individuals as well as agencies. Please contact us for a referral or if you would like further information. Telephone:  0117 9338945  or Email to: emma.harding@stjamespriory.org.uk

Jobs / Supporters / Volunteers

 

We are seeking volunteers to help with Church cleaning.

 

Apply now Email: info@stjamespriory.org.uk Phone: 0117 9299100.


 

 

 

Contact details:

Email: info@stjamespriory.org.uk

Church 0117 9299100

Admin 0117 9338945

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