Christmas 2021

Welcome to Tyndale for our Christmas services.

Sunday 12th December10.30 amMorning Worship
Sunday 12th December5.30 pmGiving Trees
Sunday 19th December10.30 amNativity Service
Sunday 19th December6.00 pmCarols By Candlelight
Saturday 25th December10.00 amChristmas Day Service
Sunday 26th DecemberNo service
Sunday 2nd January 202210.30 amMorning Worship

Please take note of the different service times.

Holy Week and Easter 2021

A full programme of Holy Week meditations and services will be live streamed via Zoom – contact us for the details.

Monday March 29th: 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm, led by the Revd David Stephenson, St. Paul’s and Cotham

Tuesday March 30th: 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm, led by Revd Mike Peat, Bristol University Chaplaincy

Wednesday March 31st: 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm, led by the Revd Richard Sharples, Victoria Methodist Church

Maundy Thursday April 1st: 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm, led by the Revd Mike Docker, Tyndale Baptist Church

Good Friday April 2nd: 10.30 am – 11.20 am, led by the Revd Dougie Burnett, Redland Park URC

Sunrise Service April 4th: 6.38 am, led by the Revd Mike Docker (on the website)

Easter Sunday April 4th: 10.30 am – 11.30 am, led by the Revd Mike Docker (on the website)

Virtual Coffee Shop

Make yourself a coffee and join in our virtual Coffee Shop via Zoom on Thursdays at any time between 11.00 and 11.30.

You’ll need a smart-phone, tablet or PC with a web cam. Contact us for joining instructions.

Tyndale Baptist Church is open for worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30 am

Updated September 2021.

Greetings! The church has been open for worship since April, we have carefully adjusted the ‘COVID 19 safe’ conditions since and now we are preparing for the autumn and looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible back to Tyndale.

Conditions will apply in worship services much as they have done from April, albeit they are somewhat more relaxed. Folk are encouraged to wear masks when arriving, leaving and moving around the building and asked only to remove them whilst seated. Hand sanitisers are still provided, for use on arrival and departure. Singing is allowed, although only whilst seated. The combination of ‘live’ and on-line services has been very positive – several new faces have attached themselves to the church recently – and we hope that this will continue.

Of course, we recognise that every individual has been affected differently by this pandemic and we intend to go on respecting each other’s space. We continue to be very grateful to all the members of the team that is needed each week to prepare ahead of time, to steward at the service, and to clean up afterwards.

We hope that it might be possible to ease restrictions further in the coming weeks, though that depends on a range of factors, particularly the guidelines issued by the Government and the advice issued from time to time by the Baptist Union.

We are also planning to re-launch a ‘time@tyndale’ Wednesday evening program and to re-open the Tuesday morning coffee shop each week. Lots of safety precautions will be in place so that anyone who comes can feel safe and comfortable. The Zoom substitute will also continue.

Although these times have been challenging and difficult for us all, we hope that September will mark, as well as a change, the beginning of something new in Tyndale’s life as we seek to take up the challenge, once again, of living out the Christian gospel.

With my best wishes, thoughts and prayers,


Many of our regular events are now open again, but Babies & Toddlers remains suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, we have been exploring new ways of being a church fellowship and these online connections continue to be active:

Environmental Group

How can Tyndale and its individual members be helped to make an informed response to the growing environmental crisis and climate change?

The aim of Tyndale’s environmental concern group is to represent Tyndale on these green issues, so we would be very happy to hear from anyone who has questions, suggestions or comments, or would like to join us.

Some background information on green issues, particularly the science behind global warming, together with practical things that individuals can do, and a growing collection of resources such as books to read can be found at Green Leaves.

Celebrating the work of Geoffrey Molyneux (1947-2006)

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th September 2016, 10am – 4pm; Tyndale Baptist Church; free entrance.

Geoff Molyneux was an artist and popular art teacher who worked in Bristol from 1970 until his death in 2006. This exhibition celebrates his work in the church where he was a member and which shows the marks of his creativity and passion.


Geoff Molyneux was born in Nantwich, Cheshire. At school his artistic skills were recognised by some of the staff, which led to him being offered a place, at the age of 16, at Stoke-on-Trent College of Art to study art and ceramics. After working briefly as an actor he went on to work as a police artist in the Cheshire constabulary, living in digs in Mottram in Longdendale next door to L S Lowry. After three years in the police, Geoff went to the Manchester College of Art to continue his art education.

In 1970 Geoff moved to Bristol, completing an Art Teacher Diploma and gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at Bristol Polytechnic. Later in life he completed an MA at Bristol University.

Geoff met Rachel in January 1971 at Tyndale Baptist Church and they married in 1972. His teaching career began in 1975 at Filton High School. He went on to become Head of the Creative Faculty at Priory School, Weston-Super-Mare, and Head of Art at Monks Park School. Geoff, Rachel, and the children spent 1988 in Tasmania, having been accepted to do a teacher exchange year through the League for Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers.

Following heart surgery in 1997 he retired from his lecturing post at the City of Bristol College but later worked one day a week, voluntarily, as artist-in-residence at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, helping 6th formers with their print-making. In retirement he also taught a private art class for adults at Tyndale for a number of years.

During his art studies in the 1960s and 70s Geoff was particularly inspired by hedges in all their variety of shapes and forms. He produced a great number of sketches, watercolours, paintings, and etchings of hedge forms over a number of years.

Another inspiration for Geoff’s art was the poem Silent Noon by Rossetti which he was introduced to this by his singing teacher in the 1970s.


Throughout his teaching career Geoff continued to produce his own art, in many different mediums. In the 1960s he had started a form of collographic print-making. In the mid 1970s the beautiful Forest of Dean became a source of inspiration to Geoff, and proved to be especially useful for his print-making.

Another technique which Geoff enjoyed was using an airbrush to produce interesting backgrounds/frames around his work.

During his year in Tasmania, Geoff was initially frustrated that his usual palette of colours for landscapes just didn’t seem to work for Australian scenes. Once he changed many of the greens and blues, he was happier with his results!

Geoff exhibited his work often, in Bristol and beyond, and there are many examples of his work in private collections around the world.

At the time of his death in September 2006, Geoff had just come to the end of his year as President of the Bristol Savages, where week by week the artist members meet at 6pm on Wednesday evenings at Bristol’s Red Lodge. They are given a title and two hours to produce a painting. Some of Geoff’s 2 hour sketches can be seen as part of this exhibition.

September 2006 also saw the reopening of Tyndale Baptist Church after an extensive refurbishment. Geoff had been very involved with the design aspect of this, and he and his former colleague Michael Long worked together to create the mural above the baptistry.

Institute of Health Management, Pachod, India

An appeal to friends of the Institute of Health Management, Pachod, India.

The Marathwada region of India is suffering from the third successive year of drought…  Thousands of villages are being supplied water by tankers that fill water from wells that are muddy and contaminated…  Cases of diarrhea and dehydration have reached epidemic proportions… Read more.

How is IHMP planning to address this problem?

1. Provide one low cost water filter to 30,000 families
2. Provide water tankers to 100 villages
3. Provide each family with a 6 month stock of Chlorine tablets for water purification at the household level
4. Identify and treat diarrhea cases
5. Refer cases of dehydration to the nearest hospital

You can donate through GlobalGiving here.

The Legal Stuff

Who We Are | Website Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Cookies

Who We Are

Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2QG, is a registered charity in England & Wales, number 1133943.

Website Terms of Use

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Privacy Notice

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Tyndale Baptist Church is committed to protecting all information that we handle about people we support and work with, and to respecting people’s rights around how their information is handled. This notice explains what personal information we collect and how we use it.

1.  Who we are

Under data protection legislation the charity trustees of Tyndale Baptist Church (minister, officers and deacons) are the Data Controller and can be contacted on 0117 973 7747 or by email at

2.  Personal data that we process

The following table explains the types of personal data we may collect and the purpose for which this data is processed.

When we collect your personal data

What data we may collect

How we use your data

Enquiring about Tyndale Baptist Church and its services, work and activities by, e.g., phone, email, social media

Name, telephone number, email address, other digital identities

To respond to your enquiry

Requesting email updates about our work

Name, email address

To provide details about our work and activities, including fund-raising

Subscribing to the church magazine or similar publications

Name, residential address

To deliver those publications

Enquiring about membership of the church or associated user groups

Name, email address, residential address, telephone numbers

To respond to your enquiry

Becoming a member of the church or associated user groups

Name, email address, residential address, date of birth, telephone numbers, other contact details

To contact you about your membership and to provide details of our activities, including fund-raising

Donating money to the church via bank transfer or Gift Aid

Name, residential address, bank details, financial transactions

To process your donation, maintain accurate financial records and claim tax relief

For inclusion in the Tyndale Directory

Name, email address, residential address, telephone numbers

To distribute to other members in the directory in order to facilitate contact between members

Visiting our website

Your IP address, browser version, pages visited on our site, pages that referred you to our site or to which you exit

To provide anonymous statistics about the use of our site, through third parties that provide those services (listed on the website)

Seeking pastoral care or support

Any personal data that you voluntarily provide including, but not limited to, your religious beliefs, physical or mental health

To provide the pastoral care that you request

Becoming a trustee or working with children or vulnerable people

In addition to those for church members, results of enquiries by vetting agencies, including criminal offence data

To meet our legal obligations for safe-guarding and charity governance

Becoming an employee

In addition to those for trustees, bank details, employment history

To meet our legal obligations as employers

3.  When we share your data

We will never pass your data to third parties, other than in the following circumstances:

  1. you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party;
  2. we are required by law to share your data.

4.  How long we keep your data

We take the principles of data minimisation and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required.

Where data is collected on the basis of consent, we will seek renewal of consent at least every three years.

5.  Rights you have over your data

We will process your personal data in line with your rights, which include the following:

  1. request access to your personal data held by us (known as a Subject Access Request);
  2. ask to have inaccurate personal data changed;
  3. object to processing, in certain circumstances, including preventing the use of your data for direct marketing;
  4. withdraw consent when we are relying on consent to process your data;
  5. request that your personal data are deleted.

A full summary of your data rights can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you would like to access or change the personal data we hold about you, please get in touch with the Church Secretary or the Data Protection Trustee at

Please note that relying on some of these rights, such as the right to delete your data, will make it impossible for us to continue to deliver some services to you.

6.  Modifications to this notice

We may modify this Privacy Notice and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify those people whose data is affected.

Cookies Policy

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You can opt-out of the collection of these statistics by clicking on “Manage Privacy Settings” at the bottom of the page.

These cookies allow us to provide you with links to social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc).

Friends & Neighbours

Baptist Union of Great Britain

Baptist Union of Great Britain

West of England Baptist Association

West of England Baptist Association

Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Bristol NW Foodbank

Bristol NW Foodbank

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

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Contact Us

Tyndale Baptist Church
Whiteladies Road
Bristol Email: general enquiries
BS8 2QG Tel: 0117 973 7747

Find us

Tyndale is located on the borders of Clifton, Cotham and Redland, just to the north-west of Bristol city centre. Find us across the road from Clifton Down railway station and the Clifton Down shopping centre.

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Room hire

The church building is a resource for all sorts of functions. For room bookings and enquiries please email Edward Duffield or contact us on 0117 973 7747.