Chapel with light streaming through stained glass window

Foundation was a fresh expression of church within the Church of England. It met on Sunday evenings, over a period of almost ten years, in Cotham Parish Church in Bristol.  It was influenced by creative worship, liberal catholic theology and the emerging church movement.  It was positioned in the Anglican tradition, which for Foundation was mainly about being rooted in a rich theological and liturgical soil.  Foundation, however, tended to eschew labels and was a community in which open enquiry, dissent and dialogue were embraced as part of the process of discernment.

Foundation held its final service in early November, 2014.  Former members of Foundation still meet, however, to catch up and to continue to explore the Christian faith over coffee or at a pub somewhere in Bristol.  A theological reflection group will also be starting up, in early 2015, which will seek to take forward the open and creative ways of exploring faith which Foundation cherished.

If you are interested in coming along to any post-Foundation gathering and entering into this ongoing exploration of faith, please contact Rev. Iain McColl (  We look forward to hearing from you.


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