Aside from our classes and courses, we are open Monday to Saturday from 11am – 4pm for people to drop in for a chat, enjoy a drink in our Cafe and have a look round. There is a small shop selling books, meditation CDs, statues, gifts, cards, offerings and more.
Everyone is welcome, there is disabled access and facilities.
Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Old Vicarage(next door to 237)
Gloucester Road
Bristol, BS7 8NX

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Tel: 0117 9745160


For general queries, contact Sam, our Education Programme Coordinator, on epc(AT)

If you wish to contact the resident teacher you can do so using: rt(AT)

You can contact the Centre using this contact form:

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Getting Here:
The Centre is on Gloucester Road with showcase bus route stops just outside. (If we had a street number it would be 237A but our nextdoor neighbours are using that number already.)

If you’re travelling south look out for Horfield and then as you come into Bishopston and the hill goes more steeply down look out for us on the left. We are just down from Bristol Buddhist Centre which is on the other (west) side of the road.

If you’re going north on Gloucester Road there is a petrol station on the corner of Berkeley Road – then the road goes uphill more steeply. Look out for us on the right after Brynland Avenue and the block of flats where the church used to stand.

The no.73, 74, 75, 76 and 77 buses stop just outside. The stop is called Hatherley Road. Some people know this steep part of Gloucester Road as Pig Sty Hill.

There is some limited parking available at the centre and plenty of free on-street parking around the area.

2 Responses

  • Viki Canning says:

    I have just been accepted as a trainee in Religious Education for KS3/4 – our Yr8s have to ‘cover’ Buddhism as part of their curriculum, although i know some very basic aspects of Buddhism it would be disingenuous of me to attempt to teach with the little knowledge i have. I wondered whether it would be ok to come along and visit your centre during the summer holiday and meet someone who could help me understand Buddhism better. We are asking the children to understand the character of the Buddha’s early life and interpret teachings and stories (ie Injured swan). Are these stories meant to be literal or purely symbolic.. for instance Sorry for the ramble…

    • web admin says:

      Hi Viki,
      Thank you for your message. I have passes your details on to our resident teacher who can then arrange to meet you and give an explanation to your questions.
      Best regards

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