News and What's on...


On Sunday 13th August we held our first communion service since the re-launch of the Church. It was a wonderful occasion, as we shared bread and wine, remembering Christ died for us. If you missed this service or would like to join us we meet every Sunday at 6pm. We would love to see you.  

On Sunday 23rd July, in spite of the very heavy rain we were blessed once more at our evening service. This time we had people from Sri Lanka, Jamaica and the UK. The rain may have been coming in through a leaky roof, but the sun was shining on our worship as we enjoyed our fellowship together. Praise God for His continued grace upon us! 

At our service on Sunday 16th July the congregation doubled in size from the previous week and the nationalities represented were Indian, Nigerian, Sri Lanken and British. We had a truly amazing time worshiping our God, and sharing His love with each other.  Please pray for his continued blessing to be upon us as we serve Him. 

(News story added 17th July and updated 26th July, updated 16th August)

Work in progress 

Over the next few days we will be adding more photographs - building work around the Church has been gathering speed and we will be showing you our achievements soon... Don't forget to come back and take a look.  If you would like to come and visit to take a look around you would be more than welcome but please contact us first to make sure it is convenient.

Crofts End Mission  

The steel work has now been erected and work is progressing, please pray for the next stages and that the remaining funding required can be found.

(news story added 9/7/17)

Mission of Mercy book 

A book entitled the "Mission of Mercy" was written in 1977 about the history of the Bristol City Mission Society and features the work in Bristol and includes the work in and around St Judes. 

We are hoping that we can also at a later date update it to include more information since 1977 as so much has happened.

To view the book click here. We hope you enjoy reading about our history.

(Please note it will appear as a PDF which you can then download or print). 

(news story added 9/7/17 and updated 10/7/17) 


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We have started a NEW Church!

We meet every Sunday Evening at 6pm!

Come and Join Us!


 Other News

Please pray as we seek to find funding to develop our Kitchen.  We are looking to start running a Cafe which will be open daily, and alongside of this other activities will take place for the local residents and  clients of the Matthew Tree Project.

Weekly Diary





10.30   Lighthouse Chapel International


13.00   Agape Church    

18.00   Great George St. Church

10.30   AA Group



19.00   Lighthouse Chapel International                  Prayer meeting



10.00   Matthew Tree Foodstore Open                    until 2pm

 19.00   New Christian Fellowship                            Ministry International 



Monday - Friday

Hopes Place Office Open  (please telephone them to check times)

Rosemary Nursery & Childrens Centre Office open (By appointment only)



Church Office usually open from 8.00 - 16.00 (Please check by telephoning first as the Pastors time is shared between two Churches).


News article from 2010 about a former Pastor 

Pastor Allen Smith

We are sorry to learn that Pastor Allen Smith went to be with the Lord on 22nd July and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

The following is an extract from a local newspaper...

ALLEN Elton Smith was born at Potgaston Farm in Elmcote Lane, Dursley. He went to the local school in Cam and grew up working hard on the farm.

He married Grace, the love of his life, and the couple enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage.

Allen, who lived in Patchway, devoted over 50 years of his life to the love and service of God.

He was a popular lay preacher for many years before accepting the call to serve as pastor at the Bristol City Mission in Great George Street, St Jude's.

Allen also made mission trips to Russia and Poland, sharing a message of hope, as well as medical supplies.

His daughter Cynthia said: "He was a compassionate man, caring for those less fortunate than himself. Allen demonstrated this true love and compassion in the way he devoted himself to caring for his wife, Grace, he did this daily for six years, before she finally passed away in 2006.

"Grace was Allen's loyal and faithful helper in the Gospel and the love of his life. He deeply missed her.

"Allen was known and loved by many people, his life and committed prayers have made a significant and meaningful difference to the world."

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, August 4, at 11.30am at the Spirit of Life Church, Pearl House, 2 Dove Lane, Newfoundland Road