Welcome to The Catholic Churches of St Lawrence and St Paul

Chipping Sodbury and Yate

Latest news:

September is SVP awareness month. 

Please see the latest news update from our SVP President, Sally Watson

September SVP awareness Update


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

Please continue to wear a face mask to attend mass and sanitise your hands on arrival. Stewards will be on hand to guide you safely through the process and to ensure that social distancing is maintained

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

Special collection for Clergy Training

We had a special collection for Clergy Training on the weekend of 17-18th July. If you would like to donate to this fund, please do so below

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, Credit or Debit card below.

St Lawrence Parish

St Paul’s Parish