Welcome to Keynsham Parish


    Growing closer to God; growing community

    We are a lively community minded Anglican Parish of two town and three village churches, situated between Bristol and Bath.  

    If you are looking to get married, arrange a baptism, join us on a Sunday or simply drop in and visit have a browse through our webpages to find out more.

    We hope from these pages you gain a sense of our joy, and the variety of activities we enjoy. We are Christians and we dare to believe the Lord Jesus Christ is among us.  

    Revds. Stephen M’Caw, Andrew Judge, Simon Howell, Ian Rousell and Denise Calverley.


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    Please note that we have made some changes to the Service times at the end of April and the beginning of May, please do make a note in your diary.

    The 9.30am and 11.15am Services on Sunday 27th April at St John’s are now combined and will be at 10.30am.  This will be Rev Simon Howell's farewell service and a great opportunity for the whole Parish to get together at St. John’s to say our goodbyes.  There will be no separate services at Burnett, Chewton Keynsham or Queen Charlton that day.

    On 4th May the St. John’s services will be 9.30am and 11.15am, other Parish Churches also return to their regular pattern.



    Living Water - Big Party  The next Living Water session will take the form of an Easter Carnival and is entitled People of the Resurrection.  Starting from 5pm on Sunday 20th April, Easter Sunday, this session is a family event.  There will be food, games and music lead by the Youth Band.  Please do come along and join in the fun.  If you would like to receive Living Water e-mail reminders please let Roger know.  rogerpeach@keynshamparish.org.uk

    An evening with Paul Golf, author of The Coming Chinese Church

    Aslan Books is proud to present the above event which will take place in St. John's Parish Hall on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm.  Please do come along and hear / read for yourself how rising faith in China is spilling over its boundaries.  This really does look set to be a thoroughly fascinating evening.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Rev Simon Howell is on the move. 

    Following the recent announcement that Simon and Ruth Howell are moving to Stroud in the summer, plans are afoot to give the family a good send off.  We are going to miss them and would like to ensure they take a little something from St. John’s with them.  If you would like to contribute towards a gift, please hand your donation into the Parish Office, clearly labeled and for the attention of the PCC Treasurer, Richard Pannett.  Cheques should be made payable to Keynsham PCC.  We are also planning a party, watch this space for further details.

    The Alpha Course, run by Simon & Ruth Howell is now up and running - and it is no longer possible to join for this particular course.  Alpha is a 9 week introductory / refresher course about becoming and being a Christian. Many people here in Keynsham, and around the world, have experienced God’s love for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, through attending an Alpha Course. The evenings are friendly (they start with a meal), thought-provoking and great fun.  If you are interested in joining a future course, please ring/text Simon on 07971 582332 for a chat about whether it is for you. 

    First Sunday of the month 10.30am St John’s services.  These services are planned by a group that meets monthly a few weeks beforehand.  If you are usually a member of the 11.15am congregation, and would like to help with the planning of these services it would be a great help.  Please speak to one of the clergy or Roger Peach.

    Growing Leaders

    This year we are planning on running a Growing Leaders Course using material from CPAS. We hope to equip and encourage some established and emerging leaders from within the Parish. There will be a monthly group teaching and discussion session, with an hour of mentoring between each session.  If you would like to know more about this course, please speak to Stephen M’Caw, Fiona Peach or Penny Garrett, or leave your name and contact details at the Parish office (9863354) and one of us will contact you.

    General Information 
    Vestry Hour : if you are thinking of marrying at St John's then please come along to our Vestry Hour on Saturday mornings at 9.30 in the Parish Office - you can talk to a member of the clergy and book a date!


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