Our church of St Arilda serves the village of Oldbury-on-Severn and the surrounding area. The parish of Oldbury-on-Severn with Shepperdine is part of a larger benefice, centred on Thornbury. Details of our current services are advertised in our Benefice Newsletter, produced by the church office in Thornbury (contact details below). There is a small chapel at Shepperdine where services are also held on a regular basis.

We welcome children of all ages to any service.  We have a children’s corner with toys and books available.  Toilet facilities are by the gate to the church. 

The church stands in a beautiful churchyard and is a popular stopping point for walkers in the area, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the two bridges which cross the River Severn. The church is usually open every day.

The Postcode is BS35 1QG


Andrew Gazard     Naite Farm, The Naite, Oldbury-on-Severn, Bristol BS35 1RU
Tel: 07831 849742    Email:

Sandra Grey   Manor Farm, Shepperdine, Bristol BS35 1RP 
Tel: 01454 260316

If you are aged 10 to 14 years or have a child of that age who would like to attend our parish youth club, TGI Tuesday, then please contact Andrew Gazard at

Several weddings take place at St Arilda’s each year.  Our church is always pleased to baptise infants, children and adults.  Arrangements may be made by contacting the church office in Thornbury, 01454 281900, e-mail

Burials in the churchyard are restricted to those who lived in the parish, or who have strong connections with Oldbury or Shepperdine.