When the church was first built in the 1740's, it was set in an almost entirely rural environment. As the 19th century drew towards a close, the area acquired a much more suburban feel and further building in the last century means that Redland today is a thriving residential community.
As the parish church, we seek to serve the whole of that community in what ever way we can. Many of our activities are run with the needs of local residents in mind - explore the website and you will see what we get up to.
One of the most acute needs in this area of Bristol has been the shortage of primary and secondary school places. In recent years we have sought to address this need by exploring, in partnership with the Diocese of Bristol and Bristol City Council, the possibility of establishing a Voluntary Aided Primary School. While the need for primary places remains problematic, the city has taken a major initiative in establishing the new Redland Green School, which opened at its site close to the church in September 2007.
In recent years we have welcomed many newcomers to the area with the residential redevelopment of properties formerly occupied by the University of the West of England.