Welcome to The Catholic Churches of St Lawrence and St Paul

Chipping Sodbury and Yate

Latest news:

Sr Greta has  received the following from the 
Salvatorian Sisters of The Polish Province
dear Sr. Greta and all the Sisters in Yate/England.

The Salvatorian Sisters of the Polish Province thank you
from the bottom of their hearts for the donation of 5570,- Polish zloty
for the refugees from Ukraine whom we took in our Provincial House
in Goczałkowice-Zdrój (10 people, including 6 children and 4 adults
live with us from March 21, 2022). Thank you for your commitment
and your support! We thank all the donors from Yate Parish!
May God bless you all and grant you all His graces.
Grateful Salvatorian Sisters of Poland (Goczałkowice-Zdrój)
Sr. Beata Urbas provincial treasurer

Parish Priest Fr Jim Williams

On these pages you will find all the information for our lovely Parishes here in Yate and Chipping Sodbury along with our latest newsletters, Mass times and contact details for us.


Covid 19: Mass attendance

As there are no longer any restrictions we welcome back all those returning to Mass. Stewards are trying to follow guidelines by keeping windows and doors open to allow for air flow. Naturally, on cold days we have the comfort of everyone to consider and so some variance of this may occur. Please bear with us. If you have concerns please contact a steward.

Welcome to the parish of

St Lawrence in Chipping Sodbury and our sister church of St Paul’s in Yate

We hope through these pages to introduce you to our very lively and diverse community. Including naturally the Parish Priest and his dedicated pastoral team. The parish is unusual in that the actual parish church building is a small chapel off the high street of Chipping Sodbury and is one of the oldest free-standing churches in the diocese. It was founded in 1838 only nine years after the act of emancipation. Needless to say we are very much looking forward to celebrating our bi-centennial in 2038!
The larger building of St Paul’s in Yate became necessary as the population grew around Bristol and indeed the area is once again the site of huge housing developments. The mission here is ever more important as numbers grow again.
We are also proud of our Catholic Primary School which is next to our church in Yate. You can learn more about our outstanding school in the pages following.

Fr Jim Williams

Our Parish

Mass times

Parish Diary


Our Community




Our Schools

During this unusual time when Masses are restricted, you may wish to donate to our Parishes. You can do this via Paypal (a fee may apply), Credit or Debit card below. When donating, please ensure that you select the Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. Thank you.

St Lawrence Parish

St Paul’s Parish