Foundation is an Anglican Christian community in Bristol. We are influenced by the Greenbelt Festival and alternative worship, as well as monastic and contemplative traditions. Questioning is embraced and people are encouraged to explore faith with a wide range of materials from literature to art, music and films and essays or speeches viewed through a lens of generous orthodoxy.
We seek to be a worshipping community which shares in the bread and wine of communion and is defined by our common life in the Body of Christ. We are a biblical community, in which scripture is prayerfully listened to and digested. We also strive to be a community which embraces open enquiry and imaginative dialogue, as we journey together in the Christian faith.
We are a congregation of St Peter's (Henleaze) church. The ethos of our Sunday evening services is generally reflective, creative and liturgical, and is often followed by a drink and a chat. Music at the services is varied from Taize and Iona chants to contemporary sounds such as electronics or Stevie Wonder, U2 and Bob Dylan.
We enjoy sharing food, drink and good company together, and gather monthly for community meals. We have a regular faith discussion group and encourage faith through action, including serving those in need and tackling injustice. Our community is committed to helping out with the Wild Goose Cafe once every 4 weeks.
Foundation aims to support creative projects where faith and the arts overlap to enrich the life of the Church and local communities. We collaborate with other churches around Bristol to promote the Friendly Stage, which brings together performers, artists, community leaders and local charities, and engages with faith, arts and justice.