Welcome to The Catholic Churches of St Lawrence and St Paul

Chipping Sodbury and Yate

Latest news:

Church Summer Fete – The Annual Fete is set for the 22nd June. Donations and offers of help will be gratefully accepted. See the Newsletter for for more Details.

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

With no formal restrictions in place for Covid we are trying to return to normal as much as possible. If you have any concerns please see a Steward or Fr. Jim

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

If you are unable to attend Mass you may still 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