From the Parish Priest:

“Welcome to the website of St Bernadette’s Parish. Opened in 1968, the parish of St Bernadette predominantly serves the areas of Whitchurch, Hengrove and Stockwood. We are a welcoming, friendly parish, with a mix of old and young and lots of different nationalities making up our community. We belong to the Diocese of Clifton.

We are perhaps most well-known because of our “unusual” looking roof – a double, hyperbolic parabaloid – which represents a tent on the pilgrim route from Bristol to Glastonbury. We are now a Grade II Listed Building and are currently seeking funding in order to restore the church and its hall.

Our raison d’ĂȘtre as a parish is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and to be a welcoming, friendly place, offering love and care to the whole of the local community. Hopefully through this website, and your engagement with the parish, you will see how we try to do this.”

Fr Matt Anscombe

Parish Priest