Local Organisations and Groups

Listed are some of the many organisations and groups that meet in and around Henleaze.   Some of the events arranged by these organisations and groups are included in the events page.

Use the links below to find more information further down this page.

Bristol Playgoers Club

A wide variety of plays, in the form of rehearsed readings, are presented.  There are opportunities to act, direct and undertake backstage work.  There are also theatre outings, talks and social events.  The Club meets at the Newman Hall, Grange Court Road on alternate Tuesdays between October and March.  Performances begin at 7.20 for 7.30 pm.  See

Golden Hill Sports Ground

The Golden Hill Sports ground is managed by Golden Hill Sports Ltd, a registered charity. This follows the successful campaign for the acquisition of the field and pavilion to provide a lasting recreational facility within the community.

The pavilion can be booked for parties, family celebrations and similar activities. Extensive use is made of the sports field.

Henleaze Bowling Club

An old established club, located on Grange Court Road, with some of the finest bowling facilities in Bristol. New members are welcome.  Coaching is available for beginners. Visit

Henleaze Christmas Festival

The 2024 Henleaze Christmas Festival will take place late afternoon/early evening on Wednesday 4 December.  This will involve most of the local shops staying open and numerous stalls being set up.   See

Henleaze Flower Club

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (except in December) at 2pm in the Bradbury Hall. There is a flower demonstration on the 2nd Thursday; on the 4th Thursday there is a practical class.  New members are welcome to join this friendly club. Visit the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies website for further information.

Henleaze Garden Club

The Henleaze Garden Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Hall, St Monica’s, Cote Lane. Meetings feature expert speakers, who sometimes bring plants with them for sale. Visit

Henleaze Townswomen’s Guilds

Townswomen’s Guilds are located throughout the UK.  See

There are two Henleaze Guilds.

The Eastfield Guild  meets at 11am on the second Monday of each month at the Eastfield Pub.  Guests are welcome.  For further information please call Sandy on 9623806.

The Henleaze Guild meets at St Peter’s Church at 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  For further information please call Jan on 9685829.

Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group

The group seeks to preserve the ancient Phoenix Hedge which lies between Henleaze Park and Phoenix Grove. In November 2011, the Working Party discovered a Field Maple which makes the Hedge over 800 years. Volunteers meet at the hedge to carry out a variety of jobs to continue to improve the hedge and encourage wildlife. All are welcome. Visit the Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group website.

St Peter’s Church

Situated in The Drive, St Peter’s has a large and versatile hall, used extensively by church and community groups on a regular basis.  These include toddlers, playgroup, keep fit, brownies, dancing classes, badminton, handbell ringing and Scottish dancing.  See

Senior Film Club

Home Instead Senior Care arranges monthly films with tea and cakes each month in St Peter’s Church Hall.  Carers are welcome.  See the events page for film and contact details.

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church in Waterford Road offers a variety of accessible community meeting spaces including the Bradbury Hall.  Many local events take place there.  Visit

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