Notice Board

Please note that as COVID restrictions are easing, our Emergency Food Bank in association with Staple Hill Community Hub is now closed.
If you are in need of assistance, please revert back to local official food banks.

We’re back! – well, sort of!
We are in the process of a stepped return of our activities.  Firstly with our church services, and then with our other activities.  If you’d like to attend our church services, you have to book in advance due to restricted numbers.  Just click on the newspaper image to book your place at one of 2 services on a Sunday.

Live Recordings

Here you can find the latest audio recordings of our services.
To access the archives, visit our  Soundcloud site here Soundcloud Icon

About Us

Our mission and values:


mission statement

Find out the latest news for this week at Staple Hill SA Weekly Bulletin
  • Staple Hill Salvation Army
  • Sunday Services
  • Meet The Team at Staple Hill

Welcome to Staple Hill Salvation Army

We are a Christian church, and registered charity, but most of all we are a lively, welcoming, community based church in the heart of the Staple Hill shopping area. We have a programme to suit all ages, with special emphasis on family worship. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome for all  (This photo was taken of a few of our members as they were leaving the hall after a Sunday morning service – sorry!, but we couldn’t get everyone in!)

SA Hall watercolour #3

You can spot our various postings on Facebook, or the live recordings of our services on Soundcloud by recognising this icon of an original watercolour by one of members  – Bob Perkins.  When our suite of buildings were being refurbished, we asked Bob to create an ‘artists impression’ from the architects blueprint.  It’s pretty close to the actual finished building entrance (well done Bob!), but more than that, it depicts all members of our church – in uniform, and not!, young and not so young, all coming in to the light of God.

We do hope you find what you’re looking for on this website – but if not, do get in touch.  If we can help, we will.  If you want to quickly know something about us, just click the watercolour icon to open a leaflet.

If you’d like to know more about the work of The Salvation Army, then view the video below – it’s a start.

Want to know even more……………then we’d love to see you!



Morning Worship

Our morning meetings start at 11:00am and they are a traditional Salvation Army service using a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs and a Bible message, with suitable readings from the Bible matching the theme of the meeting.  We always include something to interest the children.  Anyone is welcome to attend our worship meetings, you don’t have to be a member or wear a uniform, just come along!

Arrive early! – it can get a bit busy… this photo of the end of our morning service shows! IMG_0966


Evening Worship / Fellowship

The format of our Sunday evening service varies from week to week on a monthly cycle.

Everything is open to all, and you’re assured of a heartfelt welcome.   Come and see for yourself!

The meeting themes are as follows:

1st of every Month – Café One
2nd of every month – Second Sunday Special
3rd of every month – Word on the 3rd
4th of every month – Go Forth (4th!) In Worship
5th of the month – Something Different!

More information on what these Sunday themes entail are below.


Café One

Our café church is an informal evening, with tea, coffee, and cake!!  What’s not to like?!  An opportunity for all ages to gather around a table for a chat, discussion, and worship based on the Bible – check our Weekly Bulletin for details


Second Sunday Special

Come and enjoy all the music that The Salvation Army has to offer.  This meeting will feature our Senior Band and Choir, as well as our Junior Band and Choir.   If you’re lucky, we may even have a special guest or soloist!    By the end of the evening we hope you will have experienced something special!

In the summer months, our “Second Sunday Special” moves to Page Park.


Word On The 3rd

Following a short period of worship, this evening is designed to allow us to consider and explore a passage of scripture or a topical theme in depth.  There will be an opportunity for personal reflection and response.  Of course if you have any questions, then there will always be time to ask these over a cup of tea or coffee at the end of the evening.


Go Forth (4th) In Worship

An evening that has it all! – Worship, prayer, reflection, and teaching.  There will be plenty of music and songs to enjoy, sending us into the week ahead with a spring in our step!


Something Different…..

There are only a few months in the year that have 5 Sundays.  On each of these Sunday evenings, it’s likely that we will try something a little bit different to our usual programme.  Don’t miss out – it really could be anything!………….watch out for adverts on our homepage & Facebook for details!

There are many people involved in the management, strategy,  direction and overall smooth running of Staple Hill Salvation Army.
All managed by our full time Corps Officers – Majors Colin & Nicola Hylton-Jones.
Aside from Colin & Nicola, everyone is a volunteer, with a day job, that means everything they do at and for Staple Hill Salvation Army is in their ‘spare’ time.

Welcome to the website of  Staple Hill Salvation Army

Thank you for visiting us today.
As you look around the pages we hope that you will discover a little bit more about who we are and what we do. Better still … we invite you to come and see us at our church and community centre in the heart of Staple Hill in Bristol — you will find a warm welcome awaits you!

Majors Colin & Nicola Hylton-Jones Majors Colin & Nicola Hylton-Jones