Our Community

Our Lady of Lourdes & St Bernadette
In 1937, at the request of Bishop Lee, the OMI provincial sent two priests, Fr Treacy and Fr Allen to Kingswood to minister to a new Parish.  They first took rented accommodation but later moved into the large property of the Woodlands, which became the first Presbytery and Mass centre for the Parish.  Public mass was first celebrated on 20th November 1937 with the congregation and Priest in one large room and others occupying a second room across the hall.  On 28th November 2937 the Bishop inaugurated the new Parish.  St Joseph's supplied the priests with 130 addresses of known Catholics in Kingswood.  Building work on a temporary church was completed on 11th September 1938.  

The Parish has had a long and varied history.  From 1937 until the late 1980's the Parish was under the responsibility of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and since 1989 the Parish has been the responsibility of the Diocesan Priesthood.

In September 2010, we joined St Augustine's, Downend, St John Fisher, Frenchay, St Paul's, Yate, and St Lawrence, Chipping Sodbury to become Parishes in Communion for Mission, being served by Fr Frank Bermingham and Fr Jim Williams and Deacons Peter Hinchey, Michael Belt, John Scanlon and Vincent Calder.

We are currently (as of September 2022) served by Fr Jim Williams, Priest-in-Charge (resident at St Lawrence), Fr Barnabas Page, Assistant Priest (resident at St Augustines) and Deacons from our Parishes in Communion - Deacon Michael Belt and Deacon Vincent Calder. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
Visit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School website www.ourladyoflourdesprimaryschool.org.uk for more information
Have a look the latest school newsletter here

Our Parish Rooms - The Mazenod Centre
The Mazenod Centre was opened in 1989 and named after Saint  Eugene de Mazenod who founded the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
It houses the Parish Office and is used most days of the year by various groups: 
Pre-school, Kingswood Out of School Club, St Vincent de Paul Society, Union of Catholic Mothers as well as for many other Parish social events, meetings and activities.

It can be hired for a variety of social and family occasions. For information on cost and availability please contact the by calling 0117 9498743 or email bristol.ourladyoflourdes@cliftondiocese.com

Our Parishes in Communion for Mission
In September 2010, we joined St Augustine's, Downend, St John Fisher, Frenchay, St Paul's, Yate, and St Lawrence, Chipping Sodbury to become Parishes together in Communion for Mission.

St Augustine of Canterbury 
Boscombe Crescent, Downend, Bristol BS16 6QR
Tel: 0117 983 3939
E-Mail: bristol.staugustine@cliftondiocese.com
Website:  www.staugustinesbristol.co.uk             

St John Fisher 
Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1NF
Contact details same as St Augustine

St Lawrence
71 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD

St Paul (Sundridge Park, Yate, Bristol BS37 4EP)

Tel:01454 312161
E-mail: chippingsodbury.stlawrence@cliftondiocese.com
Website:  www.stlawrenceandstpaul.co.uk

For more information and news from around our diocese visit the Clifton Diocese website.

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