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 to find more information further down this page.
- Bristol Playgoers Club
- Bristol West Diabetes UK Group
- Golden Hill Sports Ground
- Henleaze Bowling Club
- Henleaze Christmas Festival
- Henleaze and District Flower Club
- Henleaze Garden Club
- Henleaze Townwomen’s Guilds
- Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group
- St Peter’s Church
- Senior Film Club
- Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church
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 www.bristolplaygoersclub.co.uk
Bristol West Diabetes UK Group
This is a local group for people with diabetes. The aim is to cover topics such as how can diabetes affect you, what care to expect, food choices, healthy lifestyle, exercise and activity, taking control of diabetes, foot care and eye screening.
The group meets quarterly between 2pm and 4pm at the Eastfield Inn. Meeting dates are advertised locally. See The Bristol Diabetes Support Network Group
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 www.henleazebowlingclub.org.uk
Henleaze Christmas Festival
The Henleaze Christmas Festival generally takes place late afternoon/early evening on the first or second Wednesday of December. This involves most of the local shops staying open, numerous stalls being set up, entertainment and a chance to meet Father Christmas. Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Festival was cancelled. A decision about holding a Festival in 2021 will be taken in July. See www.henleazechristmasfestival.co.uk
Henleaze & District Flower Club
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month 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 henleazegardenclub.com
Henleaze Townswomen’s Guilds
Townswomen’s Guilds are located throughout the UK. See www.the-tg.com
There are two Henleaze Guilds.
The Morning Guild used to meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. From 13 September 2021 meetings will be at 2pm on the second Monday of each month at the Eastfield Pub. At the September meeting, a new name for the guild will be discussed. For further information please call Sandy on 9623806.
The Evening Guild meets at St Peter’s Church. 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 www.stpetershenleaze.org
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. The Film Club restarted in May 2021 – 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 www.trinityhenleazeurc.org.uk