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.
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
Pip n Jay church after 9.15pm
Redcliffe Wharf after 9.40pm
Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland
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
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.