St. Mary Magdalene with St. Francis. Lockleaze.

On the corner of Gainsborough Square and Brangwyn Grove.

Contact The Revd Veronica Lee about weddings and christenings on 07955 220757

Or Margaret on 07741455770

Our Administrator on 07533194486

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St. Mary Magdalene with St. Francis. Lockleaze.

St. Mary’s on the square is a Church of England congregation. It has an informal feel within a traditional shape to its main Sunday service. We try to maintain a friendly manner to one another as we worship and respect a reverence for the mystery of God.

St. Mary’s is a church with a local ministry team. Three local people have been ordained to serve Lockleaze in the last five years. The six or seven local people who run the church are supported by a vicar.

Over the years many hundreds of children have been baptised (Christened), couples married, and funeral services taken place. Like most voluntary bodies the church is sometimes financially challenged and is supported by local commitment.

The Main Sunday Service

is at 10.00 am.

It lasts about an hour

and some stay for tea or coffee.

There is a children’s corner.

A shorter Service begins at 9.00 am.

If you work on Sunday maybe you can make the short service on Tuesday mornings at 9.30 am except when the Tuesday follows a bank holiday.

Telephone our administrator for details of Prayer Group and Healing services.

Telephone our ordained clergy for house blessings.

We run a Luncheon Club on the 2nd Tuesday in the month except in January and August. Meals cost about £3.50/£4.50 All are welcome


History of the Buildings.

 In 1939, Holy Trinity Horfield, opened a daughter church in Dovercourt Road, at the Horfield end of what is now the parish of Lockleaze. It was dedicated to St. Francis. It was in 1949 that a church hall was built on the present site of the church in Gainsborough Square. St. Francis closed in the mid-1950’s and the congregation merged with St. Mary’s. The first church building was completed in 1961, and whilst it was of considerable interest to design students, it had a number of faults that later caused problems for the congregation. Over time, these problems increased, and in 1994 the decision was made to demolish this church. The land was sold to raise money to turn the existing church hall into a desirable place of worship. This work was completed in 1997 and is now the building we use. We are very comfortable in a light and simple building. 

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