Diverse Doors Open Day

For several years the Bristol Multi Faith Forum has organised a Diverse Doors Open Day:

  • celebrating our religious diversity, giving a flavour of the many faiths in Bristol;
  • giving communities the chance to experience each other’s cultures and learn about each other’s beliefs; and
  • offering the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship and discover the many faith communities that exist in Bristol.

Over the years many places of worship have opened their doors to the general public as part of this event, which is unique to Bristol.

In 2019, Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day will take place on Sunday 24 February from 10.30 am to 4 pm, but some venues will not be open the whole time.  All the venues which have confirmed their participation this year are listed below.

This year a total of 15 places of worship will be opening their doors. In addition, 6 of the 15 venues will form a designated ‘Faith Trail’, each representing a different faith. At each of these 6 core venues there will be an opportunity to participate in a tour and/or a discussion taking place at specific times between 10 am and 5.15 pm. However, the majority of the 15 places of worship will be open only between 10.30 am and 4 pm (unless otherwise stated on pages 5 and 6 of the Information Leaflet below). So you can follow the designated ‘Faith Trail’ at the specified times or visit any of the venues at your convenience.

You can follow the ‘Faith Trail’ in our specially provided ‘trail bus’ at a cost of £5 per person (to be paid on the day) but places are limited so you will need to book in advance. For booking details contact us on 07789 040267 or email us at info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk

See our 2019 Information Leaflet here for all the details of the day, including all 15 participating venues.

See our 2019 poster here

2019 Venues

The ‘Facilities’ in the table are: Wheelchair access, Disabled toilet, Refreshments and Trail venue.

Venue Facilities Notes
Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Old Vicarage, Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8NX
WDR Opening time: 10.30 am to 1 pm
Bedminster Quaker Meeting Hall
Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX
WDR Between 10:30 am and 12.30 pm, we will be holding our usual Sunday Meeting for Worship followed by socialising. Visitors are very welcome to join us, but we ask them to stay for the whole time of the worship.
Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation
43/47 Bannerman Rd, Bristol BS5 0RR
WDRT
Bristol Bahá’í Centre
8 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA
RT
Bristol Central Seventh Day Adventist Church
31-35 Ashley Road, St Werburgs, Bristol, BS6 5NJ
WD
Bristol Hebrew Congregation
9 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LP
Bristol Hindu Temple
163A Church Rd, Bristol BS5 9LA
T
Bristol Jamia Mosque
Green Street, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4UB
RT People can observe the midday prayer starting at 1 pm
Easton Islami Darasgah
Greencastle House, Greenbank Rd, Bristol, BS5 6HE
WD
Easton Jamia Mosque
66 St Marks Road, Bristol, BS5 6JH
W
Shah Jalal Jame Mosque
470 Stapleton Rd, Bristol, BS5 6PA
WDR Prayers from 1 to 1.20 pm and 3 to 3.30 pm
Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Bristol Sikh Temple)
71-75 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6SF
T Opening time: 10 am to 3 pm
Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara
301-307 Church Rd, St George, Bristol BS5 8AA
W Opening time: 10 am to 3 pm
St Anne’s Church
St Leonard’s Road,Eastville, Bristol BS5 6JN
WR Opening time: 9.30 am to 4 pm
Services: Eucharist at 10 am and evening prayer at 3.30 pm; all are welcome to participate or observe; children are welcome to Godly Play during our 10am service
St Nicholas of Tolentino Roman Catholic Church
Lawford’s Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE
WDRT We have Mass from 10 to 11.45 am, all are welcome to join us for the Mass or visit afterwards

 

Faith Trail Details

Time Place
09:30-09:45 Faith Trail Departure: Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
10:00-11:00 Bristol Bahá’í Centre
8 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA
11:15-12:15 Bristol Jamia Mosque
Green Street, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4UB
12:30-13:30 Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Bristol Sikh Temple)
71-75 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6SF
13:45-14:45 Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation
43/47 Bannerman Rd, Bristol BS5 0RR
15:00-16:00 Bristol Hindu Temple
163A Church Rd, Bristol BS5 9LA
16:15-17:15 St Nicholas of Tolentino Roman Catholic Church
Lawford’s Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE
17:30 Faith Trail End: Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX

 

Faith Trail Bus Places

Each minibus has places for 15 people. £5 per seat.

Bus 1
Seat
Person Bus 2
Seat
Person
1 J.Cl 1 S.El
2 Mrs.J.Cl 2 D.El
3 A.Br 3 N.El
4 L.Bu 4 H.Mu
5 C.Ha 5 M.Pr
6 C.Mi 6 C.Du
7 G.El 7 M.Tr
8 S.Fr 8 C.Tr
9 D.Gr 9
10 D.Gr(2) 10
11 D.Gr(3) 11
12 E.Wr 12
13 O.Dr 13
14 A.El 14
15 C.Mo 15

 

2018 Details

See our 2018 Information Leaflet here.
See photos from our 2018 event here.

2017 Details

See photos from our 2017 event here.