St Mary Redcliffe Church

Redcliffe Way, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RA

Tel: +44 (0)117 231 0060

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St Mary Redcliffe is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, which has stood on this site for some 800 years. Within its hallowed walls, you will find a superb collection of carved bosses, elegant 18th century ironwork, beautiful stained glass and a world famous organ.

The church is sited on the red cliffs, above the floating harbour, and was originally at the very centre of shipping and industry, which is the key to its history. The merchants of the Port of Bristol began and ended their voyages at the shrine of Our Lady of Redcliffe.

Open to the public:
Monday to Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 12noon – 4:30pm

To ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, visitors are asked to wear masks while in the church building.

Online Daily Morning Prayer, accessible via SMR Live webpage and Facebook channel, from 8.30am – 9.00am each morning.

Midweek services, Wednesday 11.00am Holy Communion (in the Lady Chapel).

Sunday service of Holy Communion, with Children’s Church, held in church and also live-streamed via SMR Live webpage.
8.00am Holy Communion (in church)
9.30am Choral Mattins (in church and online)
10.30am Sung Eucharist with Children's Church (in church and online)
5.30pm Choral Evensong (in church and online)

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Opening Times

Open (1 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

Further Information


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest



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    Recent Reviews:

    • O8770SWrobertb
      London, United Kingdom
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 7th May 2023
      Exceptional building with tremendos craftsmanship...I agree with Queen Ann. Until recently this was the tallest building in town, now the tallest building is a block of flats? Read full review
    • iamface
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      So beautiful church
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th May 2023
      So beautiful church and big enough. However, i dont have much time visit but walk around and look outside also impressive & enjoyable Read full review
    • W1797ILjackied
      Melbourne, Australia
      Trip Type:
      History across the ages
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th August 2023
      A beautiful church lovely and worth a visit. Lots of different parts of the church and easy to navigate. Leaflet handed out helps understand different ages of the church. Read full review

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    Thursday, 7th December 2023 - Sunday, 10th December 2023

    Treefest at St Mary Redcliffe Church
Treefest at St Mary Redcliffe ChurchTreefest is a spectacular festive display of Christmas trees held within the splendid gothic church of St Mary Redcliffe.
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    Sunday, 3rd December 2023 - Sunday, 3rd December 2023

    An image of a stained glass window with text alongside Advent Carol Service at St Mary Redcliffe ChurchA service of special music and Bible readings for Advent as we wait for the birth of the Christ Child.
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    Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Sunday, 17th December 2023

    An image of a stained glass window with text alongside Festival of Nine Lessons & CarolsEnjoy well-known Christmas carols, Bible readings and choir anthems celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.
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    Sunday, 3rd December 2023 - Monday, 25th December 2023

    Christmas at St Mary Redcliffe Church Christmas at St Mary Redcliffe ChurchVisit St Mary Redcliffe Church this December to celebrate the festive season.
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    Thursday, 14th December 2023 - Thursday, 14th December 2023

    Christmas Star Concert
Christmas Star Concert at St Mary RedcliffeJoin Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity at St Mary Redcliffe to spread festive cheer whilst raising vital funds
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