Your Good Health

Do you want to live a happier and healthier life?  Numerous studies have shown the benefits of following a balanced and holistic lifestyle as led by Seventh-day Adventists.

If you want to know more, please contact us or visit the website.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a wide ranging health programme, ranging from diet, exercise, rest, stress management, mental wellbeing etc.

For information on the benefits of a vegetarian diet, see

Vegan Cooking Demonstration

The most recent Vegan Cooking demonstration took place on Sunday 20th August, at Glenfrome Primary School, with r
enowned vegan cook, TV presenter, vegan expert and author, Susanne Kirlew (Kirly-Sue).

Recipes for the session, included hot pink smoothies, pineapple and mango crumble, and ripe plantain with ackee filling.

You can find out more by visiting, or by viewing on YouTube.

Life Colours Health Seminar A Fantastic Success

Read the full report on the event, here.

Have a look through the rest of the Photo Album here

Bristol Health Champions Newsletter - Issue 1

Read the first issue of the Bristol Health Champions Newsletter, July 2017.  It contains a entry on the health event on Saturday 29th July.

Building Links and Partnerships in the Community

Recently, Mary Philip, Bristol Central Health, Community and Disability Ministries Leader, has been working with one of the church's local councillors, Dr Carole Johnson, and the Seventh-day Adventist church is mentioned on the Ashley Labour Councillors Facebook page. See the quote below:

"Cllr Johnson has also established links with some of our local churches in the area i.e Elim Church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Edge Church working in conjunction with the Sanctuary Church and church community projects such as Streetlife who support the homeless with hot and cold food drinks and items of clothing, working from Portland Square. She is hoping to continue this church in the community work on and will be liasing with Mary Philip who is supporting the Elected Mayor Marvin Rees to fulfil the manifesto promises he made for the church community.

We hope these links will help as we seek to reach and meet the needs of our community.

Better Bites Vegetarian & Vegan Cookery Classes

Here are some pictures from the 23rd July Cooking Class, showing the team in action.

Lockleaze Community Event - Health Outreach

The Health Team supported the Lockleaze event on Saturday 23rd July.  Please read the News report for more details of the day.

Interview with Mary Philip on BCFM Wellbeing Show

Listen to a recording of a interview broadcast on BCFM 93.2 FM on Tuesday 31st May 2016, giving information on some of the work the church is doing to help with health issues in the community. The programme and interview starts at 7:13 minutes into the recording.

Click on the following link to listen

FREE Health and Lifestyle Classes

Better Bites Vegetarian & Vegan Cookery Classes

These free classes take place once a month at Glenfrome Primary School (see the poster below for dates and times).  Come along and learn how to cook healthily, see demonstrations and have tasters.


Exercise Classes

These fun and friendly and free classes are run every Sunday from 10.30 am - 11.30 am at Glenfrome Primary School.  Come and have a go, and get fit.  See poster below for more details.

Wise Women Awards 2015

Mary Philip received an award at this event last year.

Cooking Hub starts Sunday 14th February

The first cooking session for the Cooking Hub, will take place on Sunday 14th February from 12.00 - 2.00 pm. The sessions will be in the form of short teaching/presentations and practical. Come and be a part of this dynamic group. To sign up, contact Mary Philip on 07976 099418, email

Be A Health Champion with Public Health England Radio Broadcast

This world is filled with sickness, illnesses, diseases. There is a desperate cry out there for help. Can you hear it? Can you see it? Can you feel it? I can. Listen to a recording of a interview broadcast on BCFM 93.2 FM on Tuesday 12th January 2016, telling you of some ways how you and I can help. The programme and interview starts at 6 minutes into the recording.

Click on the following link to listen

Click on this poster to see additional information.

Fun and Fitness at Bristol Central leads to Exercise Classes

On Sunday 3rd July, the Health Department held a Fun and Fitness Day at Bristol Central, from 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm.

There were many activities including Zumba, which was presented by Patricia Pinto from Swindon. During the session, we welcomed four visitors who actively participated in the routine and were full of praise for the event. Lanolin Dowe also presented an exercise routine, which was well delivered, with a visitor joining in the routine.

Following on from this event, a weekly exercise class has been established.  So far, with the support and enthusiasm of Ruben Gaspar, classes have been held with between 5 to 7 people including 3 non members.  If numbers continue to increase and exceed 10 -15 people, then a new venue will be sought. Mary Philip, Lanolin Dowe and Steve Makore are fully committed to the support the venture.


News Report on Health Event - Lockleaze - Saturday 6th September 2014

The Lockleaze community was invited to celebrate the opening of a new community centre, on Saturday 6th September 2014 and an event was organized by Alex Wood who works with the Bristol City Council. The event took place at Gainsborough Square Lockleaze and started from 11 am in the morning. It was a beautiful warm sunny day and the people came out in large numbers.

Click here to the read the full report


Health Emphasis Awareness Day - Sabbath 13th December 2014

The Bristol Central Health Department held a Health Emphasis Awareness Day on Sabbath 13th December. The programmes included a presentation on antixoidants and fitness classes, fruit juicing and vegan finger food.  See the poster and flyer below for more information.

Health Team Display at Open Doors Day

The Health Team, lead by Mary Philip had a 'stall' at the Diverse Doors Open Day on Sunday 23rd February.  Among the visitors during the day, was the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Faruk Choudhury.  Mary and the team showed him and other visitors, some of the work they were doing and planning in the community.  The Lord Mayor was particularly interested, as he has a personal interest in encouraging people in the community to improve their health.

Some pictures of the day are available in the Photo Gallery, and some of the team are below.


Health Events

Exercise Classes
All sessions are FREE
Time: Every Sunday from 11.00 am - 12.00 noon
        Every Thursday from 10:30 am - 11.30 am
Venue: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ashley Road, St. Paul's, Bristol, BS6 5NJ
Vegetarian Cooking Classes
Sessions take place once a month.
For more details contact: Mary Philip on 07976 099418 or email:

Reports from Previous Events

‘Wellbeing with a Difference’ - A Presentation on Glycobiology

This special presentation took place on Sabbath 19th October at 4.30pm at Bristol Central Church, and was led by Roy and Cynthia Litchfield, Wellness Consultants, Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church, Birmingham.

Health Emphasis Weekend - 7th - 8th September

A very special weekend took place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, at Bristol Central Church. The Sunday Health event included free health checks, live vegan cooking and health information especially on the subject of women’s health.

Further information is available by emailing or telephone 07976 099418.

To hear the interview discussing this event on the Wellbeing Show on BCfm radio, please click on the link below:

Health Expo - 21st July

On Sunday 21st July, a number of health-related activities took place in the Bristol Central church car park, as a service to the community.

Among the services offered, were blood pressure checks, BMI measurement, advice on diet, juicer demonstrations, leaflets and advice on health issues,  and free fruit and water.  A number of people from the community came along and took advantage of the services offered.

The event was also supported by Kate Cook and Public Health colleagues from the Inner City Health Improvement Team, who provided welcome advice and information on a range of health issues facing the community.

Hear more about the event and details of the Adventist position on health in the following podcast from the Wellbeing Show on BCfm radio broadcast on 16th July 2013.

See the photographs of the event, below:

Members of the Inner City Health Team supporting the health event at the Bristol SDA Church on Sunday July 21, 2013. 
From left to right Mary Philip - Health Leader for Bristol Central Seventh Day Adventist Church (2011-2013). 
Kate Cook - Health Promotion Specialist Worker for the Inner City Health Improvement Team 
Teresa Cirant - Health Trainer for the Inner City Health Improvement Team
Morowa Selaisse - Health Trainer for the Inner City Health Improvement Team