Bristol Cathedral Charity Member

Member Bio

Bristol Cathedral is part of the Church of England and is the seat of the Bishop of Bristol in the Diocese of Bristol. The site of the Bristol Cathedral has been a place of worship for the last 1000 years.

Originally founded in 1140 as St Augustine’s Abbey, in 1542—after the Dissolution of the Monasteries—it became Bristol Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity.

The Cathedral was the first to ordain women as Church of England priests, with the first ceremony taking place for a total of 32 women in 1994.

Bristol Cathedral is a welcoming space for all people to pause for thought, find beauty and peace, feel the sacred and come together as communities.