Good News Stories of Faith in Action


On this page we have stories from Yate Parish and Fromeside. Stories of individual faith and of our life of faith together

Please read, watch and listen to them. You can also add your own by filling in the form. 

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June 29, 2019

We asked Joanne to comment on her  journey to being an Ordained Local  Minister, after several years serving as  a Licensed Lay Minister in Yate Parish
I have always had a strong sense that I am being called by God.  Already at the age of five I was convinced that God wanted me to be a nun. Since living in Yate I have felt my calling to be in the Parish where I live, carrying out my ministry in the  community. Prompted by a...

May 7, 2019

Over the last few months we have recorded many interviews with local Christians. This interview is with Rachel who tells of the work of Regenerate in local schools. Over the next few week Rachel will be speaking in Yate parish during the various Sunday services. 

Click the picture to listen to the interview and thanks to Tony Bradley for recording and editing the show.

 For more about Regenerate visit their website here 


April 30, 2019

Yate and Fromeside Mission Area has created a prayer stream over the past months, bringing together eight people from churches across the Mission Area to meet regularly to discuss and implement prayer initiatives.

Revd Julia Chard, Associate Minister at Fromeside Benefice of churches, is the prayer stream leader.

She said the undertaking had been a fruitful challenge with a learning curve as all eight people came from different...

April 24, 2019

On the 26th May, sixteen young people and eight adults from across the Yate and Fromeside Mission Area with some friends from

Fishponds, will begin their 62-mile walking pilgrimage from St Peter’s Church, Frampton Cotterell to the Cathedral in Salisbury. One of their aims is to show solidarity with the people of Salisbury who have suffered greatly over

the past year. The walk will take 5 days with the group staying in...

April 24, 2019

95% of our children and young people do not go to church. So, we must go to them. Jesus said to his disciples, “Go” and that is what he is still asking of us today.

Regenerate’s vision:

‘To be an agent of change, living out and proclaiming the good news, unconditional love and hope of Jesus Christ in order to bring

wholeness to the children, young people and families of Yate,

Chipping Sodbury and surrounding areas.’

As part of the...

March 29, 2019

Last Easter, Yate and Fromeside Mission Area started experimenting with podcasting. Nearly one year later, and it has proven to be a success. 40 episodes have been recorded, and they have been played 1400 times in the Bristol area. Hywel Snook, associate minister at Yate and Fromeside Mission Area, is at the helm of this project.

Podcasts are episodic digital tracks, usually uploaded to Soundcloud or iTunes where you can listen...

September 17, 2018

Last Saturday around 30 young people came together for the Acts of Eden youth event. This event was a joint venture between Yate, Fromeside and Zion United Church.

The young people spent the afternoon involved in various ecological activities encouraging care for the environment. This time we focused on encouraging the reduction of plastic waste in our environment We made and Altar cloth, planted pansies in plastic bottles, lit...

September 12, 2018

The two things that stick in my mind most from the cycle ride for Gloucester historic Churches Trust (apart from the acute pain in the top of my thighs following the climb up from Dyrham to Tormarton) were the people I met en route and the beauty of the
countryside in these parts. Those of us who were out cycling seemed to form our own little community just for the day, swapping notes about the places we had been and the chall...

September 11, 2018

On Sept 2nd the congregations of Fromeside and Yate walked along the Frome Valley Walkway to meet for a celebration service at St Peters. About 70 people attended the service and we heard a message that we are like the streams of water flowing from the throne in Ezekiel's vision.  Read that passage here

Like the river in the vision we together can be flowing streams bringing life to the world around us. It was a lovely way to s...

September 10, 2018

Last Saturday eight people from Yate parish joined the CPAS growing leaders course at St Nix. The course helps those take their faith to new levels as they explore where God is calling them in their lives. Please pray for this course and for those offering themselves in the service of God.

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