We meet in the Methodist Hall on the 4th Friday of each month commencing 2.30 until approx. 4pm. We have speakers and always have tea/coffe/biscuits after the speaker. Our yearly subs are £15 but come as a visitor first to see if you like what we are offering.
For more information, please contact Marjorie Roper-Marshall by email.
Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill, Alveston BS35 3RA
A group of retired Head and Deputy Head teachers from South Gloucestershire who maintain a social network. Originally part of the NAHT retired section, our constitution now includes all those who have held senior management posts in education. We meet in pleasant surroundings to share stimulating, enjoyable talks on a variety of subjects by visiting speakers. Also included in our programme are walks in places of interest, led by a specialist. All events are followed by an enjoyable lunch.
Tel: 01454 414815
Quiz night every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Folk Music every 3rd Thursday. New guests and members always welcome. Bar, meeting rooms, kitchen and function hall available.
Pop in or call Leslie for more information.
Castle Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 418004
We are the Thornbury branch of Inner Wheel, one of the world's largest women's voluntary organisations. We aim to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and foster international understanding.
We meet at the Ship Inn, Alveston on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. For more information contact President Stephanie Fairhead or 01454 413990 or by email: Stephanie@fairhead.me.uk, or Secretary Elaine Neale on 01454 281091 or by email below.
Tel: 01454 411469
We are a vibrant organisation with over 4500 members, whose aim is to improve the lot of older people in the South Gloucestershire Area. We enjoy strong support from local Councils and are strictly non-political. We hold regular meetings with speakers on a wide range of subjects pertinent to the needs of older people.
Would you like to be a lady who lunches? Why not join our friendly club? We meet 12.15-3pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month, Oct-March at The Old School Hall, Lower Almondsbury for a 2 course lunch plus coffee followed by a speaker or event. Guests are welcome. Please contact Liz McLoughlin for further information or to confirm your visit.
Tel: 01454 619554
Tel: 07876 666458
We exist to bring together people from the Chinese communities to identify their needs and try to meet those needs through the setting up of projects. We provide facilities and support in the interest of social welfare and promote culture exchange and harmony in the community.
Elton Room, The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 865134
We exist to encourage friendship and companionship amongst retired Professional and Business men. We meet monthly at Bristol Golf Club for lunch followed by a speaker. We are not an organisation that exists to raise funds for charity, but we do voluntarily support a selected charity each year.
We hold three ladies lunches a year at local restaurants and a black tie dinner at Thornbury Castle. We also arrange an annual coach holiday for members and wives. To find out more please phone our secretary Peter Frost.
Tel: 01454 415448
We are a group of women of all ages who meet monthly to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun!
We meet in the Life Skills Room at Turnberrie’s on the second Wednesday in the month for a short business meeting followed by a speaker or entertainment.
For more information, please click below.
The Christmas Lights Association was formed in 1991 with the sole purpose of continuing the provision of a Christmas Lights display in Thornbury.
It supports a small band of volunteers who give their time in all winds and weathers to maintain, repair, erect and take down the lights display that Thornbury has enjoyed for countless years!
We believe this to be of the order of 700 man hours of effort. The electricity for those fittings, is provided and hence ‘donated’ by the individual businesses. When not in use the fittings are stored at a local premises free of charge. In the true sense, this is a community led and funded display.
The lights display is renowned both locally and further afield. It draws numerous visitors to the town over the festive period. Many Councils have to pay a commercial rate for the provision of their lights display. Thornbury’s comes for free!
For more information, please contact the Secretary Gill Dunkley on O1454 281801 or by email below.
This group of retired professional and business men meets on the third Thursday of each month. Lunch is followed by a speaker. Twice in the year we are pleased to invite our ladies to attend. Visits to places of interest in the UK are part of our programme. Fund raising is incidental but regular. Contact secretary Barri Hurford for more information.
Tel: 01454 414466
Thornbury Lions are committed to building a brighter future for the community. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at The Chantry. Our main fundraising activities are Fun Casinos and a Second Hand Bookshop in Thornbury's St Mary Centre. For more information, click below.
Based at Thornbury Town Hall, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Thornbury Rotary Club helps and supports our community by making use of members' personal skills and professional experience. We raise funds to donate to local, national and international projects and charities. Rotary's biggest annual fundraiser is the Swimarathon. To find out more visit www.thornburyrotary.org/swimarathon or call Adrian Dennis on 07970 435520.
We meet Wednesdays (excluding Bank Holiday weeks) at Eastwood Park, Falfield. On the first and third Wednesdays a 45-minute business meeting starts at 6.30pm. For alternate weeks there is normally a dinner meeting, with a guest speaker, at 7.30pm.
Thornbury Round Table is made up of a group of guys under 45 who participate in a wide variety of activities and charity fundraising events. Our table provides the opportunity to do things you might not normally get a chance to do, while also offering a charitable reason to have a pint. To find out more, click the link below.
Thornbury University of the Third Age (U3A) was founded in 1997 and is now one of the largest organisations in the town with over 1500 members.
The title ‘University’ can be misleading as members do not require any qualifications to join and there are no examinations to sit or awards made. It provides a wide range of educational, social and leisure activities and is an excellent way of meeting people and making friends. There is no age limit on membership but you need to have ceased full-time employment as most groups meet during the day, either in members’ homes or halls in the local area.
Click below for further information and a full list of all the groups on offer.
Thornbury WI was re-formed in 2010, since then the “Thorn Birds” have evolved into a friendly sociable group of women of all ages.
We like to try new activities and listen to a variety of speakers, we enjoy meeting new friends, and having fun.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7.30–9.30pm at Thornbury Methodist Hall. Click below to find out more...