We strive to keep the Bristol Methodist Centre open throughout the year (in 2018 we only closed for 3 days due to issues out of our control) , but there are times when unfortunately we are unable to do so due to staff sickness or unforeseen circumstances, and to ensure the centre is a safe and welcoming place for our guests the decision is made to close - we do not make these decisions lightly as we understand that we are a lifeline for many in the homeless community, but our main objective is to keep the staff team and our guests safe.

When a closure happens we will try our hardest to ensure that are partners are made aware of this as soon as possible - we will also aim to let the Circuit Office know so they can disseminate this information to those within the Circuit Directory. If the period is a prolonged closure our out of office emails will be on and these can help direct enquires made by email.

For our regular closures at Christmas and Easter please do check our website here for details on organisations which are open and providing a provision for the homeless and vulnerable. Our closures at Christmas are covered by the many provisions open at the time such as Caring at Christmas - so our guests are being looked after in our absence.

Our Easter Closure is between the 23rd - 25th April

There will be no members of staff on site if you need to speak with someone from the Methodist Team please contact our head office here on 01179518822

If you require help for a homeless or vulnerable person please take a look at the services below.

Directory of other Services

offering food and support in Bristol

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and please do contact them directly to ensure they are open before recommending these services.

Wild Goose Drop-in Centre, Crisis Centre Ministries, 32-34 Stapleton Road

  • Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm, 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Tuesday 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm, 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm, 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm, 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Sunday: 8.00pm - 9.45pm

  • Free meals, support, advice

One25 Drop-in centre, 138a Grosvenor Road, St Pauls

  • support for women in street sex work aged 18+

  • Free meals, condoms, showers

  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Bristol Soup Run

  • Soup, sandwiches, coffee, toiletries and blankets

  • Every night

  • Pip n Jay church after 9.15pm

  • Redcliffe Wharf after 9.40pm

Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland

  • Soup, sandwiches 

  • Queens Road, Park Street, Watershed, City Centre

  • Saturday 12.00 - 2.00pm

Open Door, Ivy Church, Ashley Hill

  • Soup and rolls

  • Tuesday, 12.00 - 2.00pm, term time only

The Salvation Army - The Bristol Easton Corps

  • Monday morning breakfast, Bus station, 7.30am - 8.00am

  • Monday morning drop-in, tea and toast, clothing, lunch 9.30am onwards, Hassell Drive, Easton

Sisters of the Church, 82 Ashley Road, St Pauls

  • Food parcels and drinks

  • Sundays 2.15pm - 4.00pm

The King's Kitchen, Trinity Tabernacle, Hassell Drive, Easton

  • Free full breakfast, drinks

  • Tuesdays 6.00am - 9.00am

Christ Church Clifton

  • Saturday breakfast run

  • Watershed, Pip n Jay, Bus Station

  • starts 8.00am


Next Meal

Also if needed we would recommend the Next Meal app - this is an app which can be downloaded to any smart phone and enables the individual to search for places nearby that offer food, showers, toilets and other important facilities - it is a lifeline to many guests and GPS services also offer maps to take the person directly to their desired location for help and support.

We helped launch the Next Meal app at the Bristol Methodist Centre in 2018 and you can learn more about it by watching the video below.