St Mary Redcliffe's treefest 2015
The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England



treefest benefits a variety of local charities each year, raising around £5,000 through the generosity of corporate and visitor donations.  Please help us support this year’s charities, St Mary Redcliffe Outreach and Young Bristol, by making a donation.


Redcliffe Care


Redcliffe Care is the outreach programme of St Mary Redcliffe Church, which was established to offer support to people in the community of Redcliffe, an area of high levels of deprivation in the heart of the city of Bristol.


Redcliffe Care runs a weekly Lunch and Social Club, established some 30 years ago, which aims to provide companionship, friendship, a hot meal and entertainment for older people. This very successful activity meets nearly every Wednesday from 12.00 to 14.00. It starts with the serving of a very good, hot, two-course meal (prepared by the neighbouring Hilton Hotel). This is followed by a raffle, announcements and then some form of entertainment. The organisation also runs a mini bus that picks up those who that live some distance away. The Club can cater for up to about 28 members and is run by a group of very enthusiastic volunteers. Children from

the near-by St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School come to help during term time.


During the last three years, Redcliffe Care has also employed a Community Development Worker who has  worked with over 55s in Redcliffe, providing opportunities to engage fully in the community and participate in activities that add to their quality of life. Redcliffe care supports many different groups and activities in the community, including:


  • Redcliffe Gardening Group
  • Redcliffe Film Club
  • Tai Chi
  • Swimming groups
  • Knitting and sewing groups
  • coffee mornings
  • community events


Redcliffe Care is based around Faithspace, a community centre which provides local people with a wide variety of activities.


Young Bristol


Founded in 1928, Young Bristol is a youth driven charity that enables young people 8-24 years of age to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible members of society. Through their varied programmes they offer a choice of opportunities and experiences for all young people. By working in Partnership with a wide range of community based clubs and directly with young people through our programme of activities, they respond creatively to the needs of young people and help realise their capabilities. The charity's strap line is “We believe every young person has the right to discover what they’re capable of”


Young Bristol's work is driven by Five Key Values:


  • Inclusion and Opportunity
  • Respect and Belonging
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Speaking out on behalf young people.


Today the charity is recognised as one of Bristol’s leading providers of community based youth services, through their community clubs based in some of Bristol’s most challenging communities. They are also recognised as a valued provider of outdoor activities, creative arts, instructor training and informal educational programmes for young people during their critical non-school hours.


Young Bristol aims to provide positive activities and safe places where young people can build confidence, skills and self esteem whilst having fun and improving their pathway to employment.


The charity is committed to and recognised for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people – especially those who are most in need. With families and others in the community and beyond,  Young Bristol helps young people grow to be confident, healthy, responsible, resilient and successful in life.


For further information regarding Young Bristol visit their website: or Facebook page





During treefest you can make a donation via the donation boxes in the church or text TFST17 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 to donate via your mobile. You can also make a donation online via Just Giving using the button below.


Alternatively, you can send a cheque, made out to:

St Mary Redcliffe Church PCC, to St Mary Redcliffe Parish Office, 12 Colston Parade, Bristol BS1 6RA


We really are grateful for your support.


And don’t forget that if you are a UK tax payer, we can reclaim the tax on your donation so please let us know and we can provide you with a GiftAid envelope.