To be a joyful church that is passionate about Jesus
and that connects with our community through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Sanctuary Church was planted in 1995 from a large evangelical church in Birmingham. Three members of that church upped sticks and moved to Bristol with a desire to share the gospel and tell people about Jesus in Bristol. Out of that vision, a small group of people began to meet and pray together and very quickly a church began to form. In 1999 they were able to step out in faith and purchase a vacant cinema on the crossroads of Staple Hill that had stood empty for a decade. This building became the home of The Sanctuary Church and is still the central meeting hub of the church community today.