Christ Church, Pill is one of three churches in the Anglican united Benefice of Pill. Portbury and Easton in Gordano.

The rota of services for the three churches is given in the parish magazine ‘By the way’.

Christ Church is a member of the Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) formed between Anglican, Baptist and Methodist Churches In Pill.

‘The Benefice of Pill, Portbury and Easton-in-Gordano – working together in our communities to reflect God’s love in action’.

Minister & Staff Details

Rector:  Our New Rector, Rev Astrid Tiesema-Samsom

Previous Rector:  The Reverend Ruth Legg (Retired), email avis16@dsl.pipex.com

Assistant Clergy:  Rev. Nick Williams, 151 Charlton Mead Drive, Bristol BS10 6LP.
email  jnowil64@gmail.com

Reader: Margaret Samuel, Naish Cottage, Cuckoo Lane, Wraxall, North Somerset.
tel. 01275 852491   email margaretsamuel43@gmail.com

Verger:  Maggie Robbins, Barnard House, Church Walk, Pill.   tel 01275 374534

Churchwarden: David Yates, 23 Brookside, Pill.   tel. 01275 372678. email dw.yates@tiscali.co.uk

Churchwarden: Jennie Baker, 27 Overhill, Pill, North Somerset.   tel. 01275 373514. email jbaker27@talktalk.net

Contact for Baptisms:  Coming soon ( see above)

Contact for Weddings:  Elspeth Davis,   tel 01275 373235  email  elspethdavis1@gmail.com


Coming along to a service is the best way to get to know what Christ Church is all about. We hope you will find a warm welcome, in a peaceful, relaxed environment regardless of which service you come to.

You can see up to dat information on services on The Benefice of Pill, Portbury & Easton Gordano and you will also find specific service updates on our blog and Facebook for up to date info.

Access & Facilities

Disabled Access:
There is limited parking outside the Church and a ramp is available which allows wheelchair access to the premises. Please contact the Verger or one of the Churchwardens for assistance.

Hearing Links:
There is a sound system throughout Christ Church which also drives a hearing loop.

There is limited parking outside the Church itself. The Church is situated next to the community centre, which also has a car park.

Other Facilities:
There is a social area, called the ‘Church Room’, at the rear of the Church. Coffee mornings and other social events are held here.

Church History

Christ Church Pill

The original Christ Church in Pill was built in 1861. Pill was established as a separate Parish from Easton in Gordano, but burial rights still remained at St. George, Easton in Gordano.

The Church was destroyed by incendiary bombs in 1941 and the present Church was rebuilt on its original foundations in 1957. Parish boundaries were revised in 1959 to include new housing estates in Westward Drive, Brookside and Crockerne Drive.

Pill was incorporated into an United Benefice with the other Church of England Churches at Easton in Gordano and Portbury in the 1980’s and the current Rector; Ruth Legg, has pastoral care for all three.

In 1995, Christ Church formalised Ecumenical links with with the Methodist and Baptist Churches in Pill in the form of a Local Ecumenical Partnership or Covenant.

The Church was developed as a building by forming a ‘social area’ at the rear of the Church known as the ‘Church Room’. A sound system has been installed throughout. The new facilities were opened in June 1998, which allows the Church to host coffee mornings, mini sales, socialising after Services and other events.

St Mary the Virgin, Portbury

“St Mary the Virgin, Portbury”. Heritage Group Website of the CIBSE. Retrieved 8 April 2009.

St George, Easton-in-Gordano



Useful Links

e-mail; general@bathwells.anglican.org
Portishead Anglican Churches:
Legal information about weddings:


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