The Henleaze Society  
Serving the Henleaze community in North Bristol
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Here is information about some of the organisations which run regular events in Henleaze throughout the year. 

For a week by week view of events in Henleaze go to our Diary

Golden Hill Sports Ground

The Golden Hill Sports ground, which for many years has been the home of the YMCA Cricket and Football Clubs is now 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 has been refurbished and can be booked for parties, family celebrations and similar activities.  Extensive use is made of the sports field for cricket, football - adult and junior - with coaching and events organised in school holidays.  Go to our Sports ground page for more information.

Henleaze and District Courier

A considerable amount of useful information is contained in the Courier, a local magazine produced quarterly and distributed free of charge to houses in the neighbourhood.  For more details go to the Courier website

Friends of Henleaze Library

The Friends of Henleaze Library in Northumberland Drive aim to bring the library into the community and the community into the library. They help to promote and support Henleaze Library by organizing social events such as visiting authors, local history, play readings, dance masterclasses, language evenings and teaching, music appreciation and quiz nights. Funds raised go towards supporting future events and "extras" for the library.

More information from Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, BS9 4HP.  Tel: 0117 903 8541.

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church offers accessible community meeting spaces in the heart of Henleaze at Waterford Road. Many local events take place there. The church hall has recently been rebuilt and renamed Bradbury Hall and other rooms have also been redeveloped.  A Henleaze @ Heart project is continuing to raise funds for the project. The church and its meeting rooms can be booked for local events.  More information at the Trinity-Henleaze web site.

St Peter`s Church

Situated in The Drive, Henleaze, 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.

Henleaze Concert Society

A local society who run series of highly popular concerts at the URC Church in Waterford Road featuring the Emerald Ensemble.  Join the Society and you get first choice for tickets for all the concerts which tend to be booked up quickly. Tickets from Henleaze Post Office and Wellington Hill West Post Office.

Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group

A group which seeks to preserve the ancient Phoenix Hedge in Henleaze. In November 2011 the Working Party discovered a Field Maple which now make the Hedge over 800 years old!  Volunteers meet at the hedge at 4pm on the 1st Friday of each month to do a variety of jobs to continue to improve the hedge and encourage wildlife; all are welcome; no special equipment is necessary although secateurs are usually handy; gardening gloves and sensible shoes are recommended. For further details see website


Henleaze Ladies Choir

Henleaze Ladiesí Choir meets every Thursday afternoon from 1.45-3.45pm in St Peterís Church Hall, Henleaze from September to May. They are a friendly group of ladies who, under their conductor Jane Walton, sing a varied programme of songs. The choir give two main concerts a year in the church hall, one at Christmas and one in the early summer. They welcome all ages from young mums to retired ladies. 

Contact: Mary Barrington. 0117 9654521  Email


North West Bristol Camera Club

Meetings take place every Wednesday (except for the summer months) at 7.30  at Westbury Fields, Cricket Lane, Westbury on Trym.

e-mail:  Tel: 07005-805-367

Henleaze Townswomen`s Guild

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except August) at St Peter`s Church Hall, Henleaze.  All meetings start at 7.15 pm.  For further information please phone Gretta on Tel. 9500606

Henleaze and District Flower Club

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 2.00 pm at the Waterford Hall, Waterford Road.  There is also a flower demonstration on the 2nd Thursday, and on the 4th Thursday there is a practical class. New members welcome to join this friendly club.

Bristol Playgoers Club

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

Membership costs £25 single, £48 double, and £6 for students.  Visitors £4. Contact Jeremy Watkins 0117 924 8527 or Email him. 

Henleaze Garden Club

The Henleaze Garden Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Performing Arts Centre of The Red Maids School in Westbury Road. Meetings feature expert speakers, who sometimes bring plants with them for sale. In December, there is a special Christmas Event and in the summer, the July and August meetings are replaced by visits to gardens of special interest.

There is an annual membership fee of £15 and members pay £1 per meeting. Non-members are admitted if space allows for a fee of £4.00. For more information, go to

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, male or female, and coaching is available for beginners.  For more information contact Tom Logan Phone:  01179621669 Email:

Henbury Singers

Henbury Singers is a mixed choir of about 40 members who perform regularly in Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church hall. They actively welcome new members from the local area. The choir donít hold auditions, and there is more information about us on their website: 

Red Cross Event First Aid Group

The group meets at St Peter`s church hall.  Volunteers are trained in advanced first aid and are ready to help at any occasion from community events to stadium-sized rock concerts.
Anyone interested in volunteering contact: or call 0117 3012622.

Westbury Scottish Club - Scottish Country Dancing

A great way to have fun and meet new people, keep fit and get those brain cells moving at the same time. Classes Every Tuesday Ė 7.30-9.30pm £3.50 per session. Beginners at St Leonard Hall, Henleaze URC Tel: Tina 0117 9075462 Experienced dancers at St Peterís Church Hall, Henleaze Tel: Cheryl 0117 9590970. Classes start 13th Sept 2011. Newcomers especially welcome.

Thursday Club

A regular weekly meeting at the Methodist Church, North View.  Every Thursday 10.30 - 3.00 pm until August 6 - restarts September 13.  Quizzes, games, speakers, buffet lunch.  New faces welcome. Contact John 942 4386.

The Bristol Grandparents Support Group.

The Bristol Grandparents Support Group meet on the first Friday every two months at Henleaze- Trinity Hall  Waterford Road, to give support to grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren due to family breakdown.
Contact Jane Jackson on 9246496 for more details.


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