13th May 2013

Between 14th May & 29th May the church will open from 10am until 2pm – Monday – Friday.

Mass on Sundays is at 8am.


2nd January 2013


In all that you do be:

oncerned and Creative ;

opeful and Helpful;

lert and Attentive;

atural and Nurturing;

rateful and Generous;

ager and  Energetic.


26th November 2012

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St James Priory receives Civic Award from Bristol's Civic Society in recognition of outstanding architectural excellence.


29th October 2012

St Mungos are now the custodians of Walsingham House. They have agreed a 3 year lease arrangement to provide a Men's Mental Health Crisis Centre for Bristol and are making final preparations for this. The new service will commence from 5th November.

We are pleased to be able to work with St Mungos and are delighted that the charitable aims of St James Priory will continue with this new venture.

Please contact St Mungos for further information about this new service: Tel: 0117 9349848.

Family History

11th September 2012


We now have information about the memorials that are situated in St James Priory.

Please open  the History & Education tab on the menu at the top of the page and then click on the Family History Research button in the right hand menu.


7th August 2012

We are in the process of improviing the marketing of this attractive venue. Keep a look out for new logo, new signage and new website…

The coffee and service will continue to be of the highest quality and possibly the best in Bristol.


30th July 2012

We are now very close to finalising an agreement with St Mungos for them to use Walsingham House as a Mens' Mental Health Crisis Centre. This is a new provision for Bristol and allows St James Priory to continue its charitable work for vulnerable people.

The new service is due to start in September.

Kathryn Crosweller Concert

17th July 2012

"You Tube Sensation" Kathryn Crosweller is performing in  the church on Saturday 28th July at 7.30pm. All proceeds will go towards the charitable works of St James Priory.


4th July 2012

Check out our new Facebook Pages for updated details and photos…….. start to communicate.

Don't forget to click on the LIKE buttons.

Click the F button at the bottom of the page.


6th June 2012

John completed his walk on June 4th – a marvellous achievement – 1,000 kms.

If you would like to donate sponsorship for this please use the DONATE ONLINE button above.


John Beirne, a parishioner of St Joseph's Fishponds, Bristol is attempting to walk the Via De La Plata and the Camino Sanabres from Seville to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The pilgrimage is 1,000 kms(600miles) long. Its starts on 18th April from St James Priory in Bristol and the next day John will set out from Seville Cathedral and hopes to finish his walk at the Cathedral of Santiago(St James) in about 8 weeks.

This pilgrimage, we hope, will give us an opportunity to raise some funds for the outstanding work of rehabilitation carried out St James' House, beside the church in central Bristol and also for the charity "Bath Life House".

All the money donated will go to these two good causes.

Please could you donate by the kilometre so that "if the flesh is weaker than the spirit" some money will still be raised.

1p per kilometre equals £10 if the whole 1,000 kms is completed.

YOU CAN DONATE VIA THE 'Donate online'  button ABOVE.


28th March 2012

Please let us know what you think about the Closure of Walsingham House.

Go to the St James Experience page or Twitter your comments.


31st January 2012

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce that the Trustees and Management of St James Priory have been forced to make a very difficult but considered decision to close Walsingham House with effect from 6th January 2012.

This decision is a consequence of a debilitating reduction in referrals. Since October 2011 we had  only 1 referral and from November we had no clients at all in the service. The resultant lack of funding ensured that we were unable to achieve our break-even financial  targets and  in the closure of a valuable resource for people with addictions.

We remain committed to continue working with vulnerable people and are exploring ways in which to do this with the Walsingham House building.

St James House (Supported Housing) will not be affected and will continue to operate.