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

Please read Michael’s letter about the reopening.

Join us online for a live stream via Zoom of the Morning Worship service at 10.30 am each Sunday or Virtual Coffee Shop on Tuesdays at 11 am. Read a Thought for the Day or what has been Shared With Us by church members.

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 Tuesdays 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

Please read Michael’s letter about the reopening.

Join us online for a live stream via Zoom of the Morning Worship service at 10.30 am each Sunday or Virtual Coffee Shop on Tuesdays at 11 am. Read a Thought for the Day or what has been Shared With Us by church members.

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

No one should enter the building for any other reason. Services will be streamed and recorded also, and made available here.

Updated 2nd April 2021.

Greetings! As the ‘lockdown’ restrictions begin to ease, we are delighted to announce that Tyndale will be opening for worship on Sunday April 18th. We have remained closed since Christmas, largely out of solidarity with all those whose businesses have been closed, as we considered it central to our Christian witness not to take advantage of freedoms that were not available to others. Many have seen their livelihoods reduced to virtually nothing during this period and we have all endured weeks of isolation and restriction. But now, thankfully, some of the restrictions are being relaxed. As retail outlets and non-essential businesses can open from April 12th it seems right that the church should open its doors once again, to take part in what will, hopefully, be a new period of openness and activity in the area.

So, Tyndale will be open for worship on April 18th. Conditions will apply much as they did during September and October of last year. We hope and pray with everybody that, due to the effectiveness of the vaccines and the steadily falling case rates, this can be the beginning of a process that will continue on into the summer.

The following note relates to arrangements for Sunday services at Tyndale for the next few weeks. It is substantially the same as the one sent out before the previous reopening in 2020. If it becomes possible to change or remove some or all of these conditions in the next few weeks we will of course let everyone know:

No one should attend Tyndale if they are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.

There is no obligation on anyone to attend the service but there are certain requirements incumbent on anyone who chooses to do so:

On arrival, you will be welcomed at the door, asked if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, shown to a hand-sanitising station and offered a mask if you have not brought your own.

Everyone will be expected to wear a mask except those with a valid (i.e. medical) reason.

You will be guided to enter the building and will be shown to a seat – the layout has been designed to maintain the social distance of at least 1 metre plus but effectively 2 metres.

A steward will make a record of who is attending, so that contact can be made in the unlikely event of a Covid-19 incident.

The service will aim to begin at 10.30am and proceed for around 45 minutes. You will need to ensure you arrive in time as no one can be admitted once the service starts. There will be no singing, but music will play and the words of hymns and songs will be projected.

When the service finishes, you will be directed to leave the building without delay. Hand sanitiser will be provided on exit. There can be no socialising in the building or on the forecourt. Toilet facilities (for emergency use only) will be available.

Substantially the services will be the same as the on-line worship services which will continue to be available on the website as usual for those who feel unable, for whatever reason, to attend.

These stringent requirements fulfil, we believe, the conditions laid out in the Government’s
regulations and those recommended in Baptist Union guidelines.

These strange times are challenging for us all, of course, but as this situation unfolds in the season of Easter we will be looking for hopeful signs – and (a similar point was made at Advent) we shall place our true hope not in earthly signs but in the promises of God in the risen Christ and in the new life that springs from Him in Church and World. Thoughts, prayers and best wishes –

And a happy and blessed Easter to all,


With deep regret, we have temporarily suspended weekday Coffee Shops, Babies & Toddlers and all other regular events at Tyndale following Government restrictions on social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, we are exploring new ways of being a church fellowship even though we may be physically separated:

If anyone has immediate worries or concerns about their own or loved ones’ health, please let Michael or Rachel know. General contact details.

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


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Contact Us

Tyndale Baptist Church Tel: 0117 973 7747
Whiteladies Road Email: Revd Michael Docker
Bristol Email: Revd Rachel Haig
BS8 2QG Email: general enquiries

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.