Roz Castle is running the half marathon for us! She says:
“The Salvation Army in Staple Hill is continually working, often unseen, in the local community providing care, support, friendship and help to those who most need it. Their services are available to anyone and everyone who asks. Most of us are fortunate enough not to need their help, but if we did they would be there for us.
On the 8th October I am joining “Team Sally Army” and taking part in The London Parks Half Marathon. I am doing this to raise to raise money for and awareness of the work taking place on our doorstep.
The Half Marathon coincides with my birthday weekend. So I am not asking for large donations, just the cost of a birthday card. If everyone I know and have contact with donated a “birthday card” then we could potentially raise an amazing amount. Obviously if anyone wanted to donate a little more, for example the cost of a birthday cake that would be very much appreciated!!!
Thank you in anticipation of receiving your birthday wishes.”
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
The format of our Sunday evening service varies from week to week on a monthly cycle.
Everything is open to all, and you’re assured of a heartfelt welcome. Come and see for yourself!
The meeting themes are as follows:
1st of every Month – Café One
More information on what these Sunday themes entail are below.
Our café church is an informal evening, with tea, coffee, and cake!! What’s not to like?! An opportunity for all ages to gather around a table for a chat, discussion, and worship based on the Bible – check our Weekly Bulletin for details
Second Sunday Special
Come and enjoy all the music that The Salvation Army has to offer. This meeting will feature our Senior Band and Choir, as well as our Junior Band and Choir. If you’re lucky, we may even have a special guest or soloist! By the end of the evening we hope you will have experienced something special!
In the summer months, our “Second Sunday Special” moves to Page Park.
Word On The 3rd
Following a short period of worship, this evening is designed to allow us to consider and explore a passage of scripture or a topical theme in depth. There will be an opportunity for personal reflection and response. Of course if you have any questions, then there will always be time to ask these over a cup of tea or coffee at the end of the evening.
Go Forth (4th) In Worship
An evening that has it all! – Worship, prayer, reflection, and teaching. There will be plenty of music and songs to enjoy, sending us into the week ahead with a spring in our step!
There are only a few months in the year that have 5 Sundays. On each of these Sunday evenings, it’s likely that we will try something a little bit different to our usual programme. Don’t miss out – it really could be anything!………….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!