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Welcome to Staple Hill Salvation Army
We are a Christian church, and registered charity, but most of all we are a lively, welcoming, community based church in the heart of the Staple Hill shopping area. We have a programme to suit all ages, with special emphasis on family worship. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome for all (This photo was taken of a few of our members as they were leaving the hall after a Sunday morning service – sorry!, but we couldn’t get everyone in!)
You can spot our various postings on Facebook, or the live recordings of our services on Soundcloud by recognising this icon of an original watercolour by one of members – Bob Perkins. When our suite of buildings were being refurbished, we asked Bob to create an ‘artists impression’ from the architects blueprint. It’s pretty close to the actual finished building entrance (well done Bob!), but more than that, it depicts all members of our church – in uniform, and not!, young and not so young, all coming in to the light of God.
We do hope you find what you’re looking for on this website – but if not, do get in touch. If we can help, we will. If you want to quickly know something about us, just click the watercolour icon to open a leaflet.
If you’d like to know more about the work of The Salvation Army, then view the video below – it’s a start.
Want to know even more……………then we’d love to see you!
Our morning meetings start at 11:00am and they are a traditional Salvation Army service using a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs and a Bible message, with suitable readings from the Bible matching the theme of the meeting. We always include something to interest the children. Anyone is welcome to attend our worship meetings, you don’t have to be a member or wear a uniform, just come along!
Arrive early! – it can get a bit busy…..as this photo of the end of our morning service shows!
Evening Worship / Fellowship
Our evening meetings regulary start at 5:00pm and differ each week depending on what week we are on in the current month. The meeting themes are as follows:
1st of every Month – Sunday Supper, usually with a guest speaker
More information on what these Sunday themes entail are below.
A short act of worship or a presentation on Christianity in the community followed by a time of fellowship where everyone is encouraged to bring along a little food for all to share – usually with a theme – check our Weekly Bulletin for details
A more traditional service brought together through one of the church’s musical or fellowship groupings.
Sunday “Worship & The Word”
An opportunity to look more deeply into the Biblical passages and understand the way in which these scriptures impact our lives today.
a fantastic, music filled evening that will both excite and uplift, woven together with the underlying message of the Gospel.
A fifth Sunday only occurs a few times throughout the year and will adopt different formats – watch out for adverts on our homepage & Facebook for details!
There are many people involved in the management, strategy, direction and overall smooth running of Staple Hill Salvation Army.
All managed by our full time Corps Officers – Majors Colin & Nicola Hylton-Jones.
Aside from Colin & Nicola, everyone is a volunteer, with a day job, that means everything they do at and for Staple Hill Salvation Army is in their ‘spare’ time.
Welcome to the website of Staple Hill Salvation Army
Thank you for visiting us today.
As you look around the pages we hope that you will discover a little bit more about who we are and what we do. Better still … we invite you to come and see us at our church and community centre in the heart of Staple Hill in Bristol — you will find a warm welcome awaits you!