It’s easy to get to St Michael’s

St Michael’s Church is in Stoke Gifford on the northern edge of Bristol in the South West of England. We are a few hundred metres from Bristol Parkway railway station, so it’s easy to get to us by train or bus. We are also located a few minutes’ drive from the M4, the M5 and the M32 motorways

St Michael’s Church building is on one side of the village green. St Michael’s Church Centre and The Coffee Shop are on the other side.

St Michael’s Centre
The Green
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8PD

By Rail

We are just a 3-4 minute walk from Bristol Parkway railway station, which has regular local and long-distance trains to: 

  • Swindon, Reading, London
  • Yate, Cam & Dursley, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire, Newcastle, Scotland
  • Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Yeovil, Weymouth
  • Newport, Cardiff and stations to Swansea

For details of train times, visit the National Rail website.

By Bus

We are well served by local buses: the Church and Centre are just a 3-4 minute walk from the bus stops at Bristol Parkway railway station. For details of all local bus times, visit Travelwest buses and select your route from this list of bus services that call at Parkway:

  • 3X: Parkway Station – Little Stoke – Stoke Lodge – Aztec West – Filton – Horfield – Bishopston – Redland – Whiteladies Rd – Bristol City Centre –Temple Meads  (Not Sundays)
  • m4: Cribbs Causeway – Gipsy Patch Lane – Parkway Station – Harry Stoke – UWE – Scholars Chase – Begbrook – Bristol City Centre
  • Y6: Chipping Sodbury – Yate – Frampton Cotterell – Winterbourne – Great Stoke – Parkway Station – Little Stoke – Stoke Lodge – Patchway – Cribbs Causeway – Charlton Hayes – Filton – Southmead Road and Hospital – Henleaze – The Downs – Whiteladies Rd – Bristol City Centre
  • 10: Parkway Station – Sainsbury’s – UWE – Cheswick – Lockleaze – Southmead Hospital – Westbury-on-Trym – Lawrence Weston – Avonmouth – Severn Beach  (Limited Service)
  • 12: Parkway Station – Little Stoke – Stoke Lodge – Patchway – Cribbs Causeway – Pilning – Severn Beach  (Not Sundays)
  • 19: Parkway Station – Great Stoke – Harry Stoke – UWE – Scholars Chase – Frenchay – Downend – Staple Hill – Kingswood – Warmley – Cadbury Heath – Bitton – Bath City Centre
  • 73: Aztec West – Bradley Stoke – Parkway Station – Sainsburys – Filton Ave – Horfield – Bishopston – Bristol City Centre – Temple Meads – Totterdown – Knowle – Hengrove – Whitchurch

Additionally, we are in the Future Transport Zone of the WESTlink on-demand bus service, which provides travel to and from Little Stoke, Bradley Stoke, Patchway, Charlton Hayes, Cribbs Causeway, Filton, Horfield, Southmead, Brentry, Henbury, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton, Avonmouth, Hallen, Easter Compton and Severn Beach.

By Bike

We are just 5 minutes from National Cycle Network route 16, and have a number of ‘Sheffield’-style cycle stands outside St Michael’s Centre.

By E-scooter

We are in the zone for the TravelWest e-scooter and e-bike trial, meaning that you can use the green WESTScoot e-scooters or WESTbike e-bikes, operated by TIER, to get to St Michael’s. 

Please bear in mind that these e-scooters and e-bikes cannot be ridden through our churchyard (they will stop working!) or in part of Parkway Station, but can be ridden on other local roads and cycle-paths.

Over 18 and hold a full or provisional driving licence?
Visit TravelWest Scooters for details of the ongoing local trial.

On foot

If you live in Stoke Gifford why not walk to us? Much of the parish is less than a 20 minute walk from the Centre.

By Car

Whilst we encourage you to travel to us sustainably, if you do need to drive to us we are less than 10 minutes from the M4 (J19), M5 (J16) and M32 (J1), and just 2 minutes from the A4174 Avon Ring Road.

There are parking spaces for disabled drivers right outside St Michael’s Centre. There is only limited on-street parking available in Stoke Gifford but Bristol Parkway station car park, with over a thousand pay-and-display spaces, is just around the corner.

Our postcode for your SatNav is BS34 8PD.

St Michael’s Church Location

St Michael’s Centre Location