• We were sent here for a purpose

    We were sent here for a purpose

    The church has often thought about mission as its most important project. The British Empire sent missionaries across the globe to pursue a difficult life. Many of the churches planted then are thriving now, and some are sending missionaries back here. So what is mission, who runs it and what is our role?

  • Precious


    Pip n Jay supports Caroline Thomas, who runs an Iris Ministries team looking after abandoned children in Madagascar. This is the story of one child who is now in their care.

  • Fasting, feasting and following

    Fasting, feasting and following

    Jesus started his ministry with a fast and spent the night before he died with a feast. What is so important about food in following Jesus? We asked discipleship group leader and occupational therapist Helen Leckie.

  • Celebrating life

    Celebrating life

    On January 18 last year, Phil Rendell had a bike accident that left him in a coma in Frenchay Hospital. Here he shares about the challenges and blessings of the last 12 months.

  • What is mission and what is our role in it?
  • Rescuing an abandoned child in Madagascar
  • What is so important about food in following Jesus?
  • After an accident and coma, what next?

Real faith = whole of life

We believe in a God who wants us to have life in all its fullness.

That means faith is the foundation of our work, home, families, communities, education - everything for us. We want to live the whole of our lives God's way.

Jesus showed that a full life with full-on faith can't be contained by a building or boundaries between people. It's for everyone, and you're invited.

Some of the places we spend our time:

Family and community

This includes the people we live closest to right now, the people will always be related to and the people we are in touch with who have built community relationships around where they are or what they like doing.


The relationships we form in education can be some of the most important in our whole lives, shaping who we are and how we see the world forever.


If we are working, the chances are that this takes up most of our waking lives! Colleagues will get to know us over a long time, see what we are like under pressure, and see a lot of our character. The kind of faith we show at work reveals who we really are.


In a city like ours, we are never far from people who, for lots of possible reasons, are on the margins of communities rather than fully embedded. It might be that forming relationships is hard, or that something has gone wrong.

Read more about how we see the importance of faith to the whole of life.

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Contact Us

  • SS Philip & Jacob Church
    (Pip n Jay), Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0ET map
  • 0117 929 3386

Our Sunday gatherings are at 10.30am (including children's activities) and 6.30pm (every week except Easter Sunday).

Pip n Jay Church is led by Revd Tim Silk.

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