Foundation is a Christian contemplative and radical community in Bristol, within the Anglican tradition. Our worship is shaped by ancient and contemporary sources, ranging from monastic and mystical traditions to tech-enabled experimental reflections. We also look to the Greenbelt festival for inspiration, and especially its emphasis on faith, arts and justice.


We meet for our Sunday evening service at 7.30pm at Cotham Parish Church, Bristol. The service is followed by conversation over drinks in our donation bar.

Each week, our services focus on one of our four core values (that we are a Contemplative, Socially Engaged, Inclusive and Creative community).

On the first and third Sundays of each month the services are "Rest" ('Contemplative') and "Table" ('Inclusive', where we share Holy Communion). These draw on ancient patterns of worship, taking inspiration from the Taize and Iona communities.


In other weeks our themes are "Create/Pilgrimage" ('Socially engaged'), and "Create/Community" ('Creative').

*The majority of our services are streamed live on Zoom. Find out more here.*

You are warmly invited to explore our website to discover our other activities and resources.



7.30pm on Sundays at Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Road, Bristol, BS6 6DR and on Zoom. Find out more here.*



A weekly online gathering to pause and pray in the middle of the week. Find out more here.


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at our regular gatherings

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