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About Us

Woodlands METRO is a vibrant and growing city centre church, meeting in the heart of Bristol.

We launched in September 2015, as a campus of Woodlands Church, meeting every Sunday evening in 'We the Curious', Bristol's city centre science museum. With the current lockdown we now operate a central 'Studio Church', broadcasting live to several 'PopUp' venues around the city, as well as to our online channels.

All kinds of people are part of Metro but most of us fit into the 18 to 35 age bracket, with a large number of students and urban professionals. We don't make any assumptions about a person's faith - or lack of it. Instead, we create experiences that work for everyone.

It's church you can bring your friend to. 

Our vision as a church is "to help people FIND Jesus and LOVE one another, then FOLLOW Jesus and SERVE their city".


Our Alpha Courses are designed to help people explore faith in Jesus


Our mid-week Hubs help people become part of an authentic community


Our mentoring friendships help people develop as disciples of Jesus


Our social action and community partners help people serve the city

What to Expect

We have two identical services - one at 5pm, the other at 7pm. Doors open half an hour before each service, with coffee and donuts on hand.

Due to the current lockdown, we now operate from several coronavirus-safe locations. You can join us every Sunday at 6pm at our Studio Church or in a number of 'PopUp Church' venues, as well as virtually via our Metro Online livestream.

The service lasts around 60 minutes or so and feature an engaging talk, singing led by a band, and other creative items, such as video, interviews and the odd interactive element.

The feel is informal and inclusive and we aim for everything that we do to be 'real, relevant and refreshing'. In other words, it's got to be authentic, it's got to relate to all of life and it's got to leave you feeling good.

There's a very strong sense of welcome and friendship - even in these strange times. Check us out and let us know how you find us.

Next Steps


    Come to one of our Newcomers Receptions on Sunday, November 29th. There will be cake.

    Book In

    Book your place at one of our church locations near you this week.

    Join in

    Struggling to believe? Take a look at some of our talks on faith's toughest questions.

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    Our latest course exploring faith started on Wednesday, October 7th. You can still join in.

    Go Explore
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