St Andrew's

   St Bridget's

     & St Nicholas


St Andrew's and St Bridget's are C of E churches serving the communities of Backwell, Chelvey and Brockley. Together they form the Benefice of Backwell with Chelvey and Brockley, which includes St Nicholas Church.

The process of finding and appointing a new Rector has started, but during the vacancy the Benefice is supported by our lively Ministry Team, working alongside the church family and buoyed up by prayer.



When Jesus was born, shepherds wer astonished to find the night sky filled with angels singing God's praise. And before long they were singing too..

Centuries later, singing is still cetral to how many of us celcbrate Christmas. we invite you this Christmas to 'follow the star and join the song' together in Backwell, to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Our Vision

To channel the search for God's light and truth, embracing many ways of being church

Sundays Services

The rota of Sunday Services at St Andrew's has recently changed. There are three traditional services and three informal services. The informal services start at 10.45am. The traditional services are at 9.15am or 10.45am or 5.00pm. It is all a bit confusing so see the the weekly notice sheet for more details or click on the calendar button below.

St Bridget's Sunday Service is  9.15am.

Our History

is long and still growing

Visit the Church Building

St Andrew's Church is open for private prayer during daylight hours. Do call in for quiet reflection and spiritual refreshment.

Benefice Calendar

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Safeguarding in the church community – making our churches safe for children, young people and vulnerable adults – is important to the churches in the benefice, and is everyone’s responsibility.

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you have any concerns regarding any Safeguarding issues, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 01749 685135 or visit their website:

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