Memorial Woodlands offers families the chance to say a personal, appropriate farewell in the beautiful surroundings of our woodland cemetery, situated in a peaceful valley just outside Thornbury.
Our onsite chapel and reception rooms will be yours for the day to hold whatever kind of service you wish; traditional, ecological, religious or humanist.
If you are arranging a funeral now or making plans for the future, please do come to see our beautiful grounds for yourself and learn about our range of services, funeral plans and woodland memorials. We’ll give you all the time, support and advice you need.
Memorial Woodlands Woodland Cemetery: Earthcott Green, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3TA
Memorial Woodlands Westbury office: 18 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3DU
Call 01454 414999 or click below.
Click below for details of groups for ages 0-19 at Thornbury Baptist Church.
Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG
Tel: 01454 419118
Based at Thornbury Baptist Church
A Thornbury Churches Together initiative, with volunteers from all the churches running it and donating food.
Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG
This group started two years ago and is aimed at the older end of GS, years 11+ (ages 15+). It is intended to supplement, not replace GS, and guests are always welcome. It is planned to run on the first Sunday of each month. The Youth Emmaus course has inspired several sessions this year. A slightly quieter meeting with more emphasis on fellowship and discussion – although we still appear to find plenty of time for playing games, and people are welcome to attend either or both as they choose.
Haven Memory Cafe offers a warm welcome to people diagnosed with memory problems or dementia, along with a relative, friend or carer. It meets in a comfortable setting in the centre of Thornbury, in the United Reformed Church building.
It provides a welcoming social atmosphere, with tea, coffee and home-made cake, and an opportunity to chat to friends and volunteers. At each session there is a short activity, which is often musical, usually with an invitation to join in, or a demonstration or slide-show. NB The cafe is not a clinic, though there is often a Dementia Support Worker present.
The Memory Cafe usually meets on the first and third Friday mornings of each month, from 10.15am - 11.45am. The entrance is in Chapel Street, and is accessible to mobility scooters. There is car parking around the church, although it is often busy on a Friday morning.
For the foreseeable future, join us 10.30-11.15am on Zoom for a singalong led by Lizzie Lindsell and Jonathan Adkins. Contact for the Zoom link is Barbara Goom, 414826.
United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BA
Tel: 01454 414826
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414880
We offer practical advice to help you with financial issues. All our advice is completely free of charge. Our advisers are fully trained to provide debt advice and have a wealth of experience between them. All of them are volunteers and represent many churches in Thornbury.
We are part of Community Money Advice, which assists churches and other community organisations in setting up debt advice centres in their local community and supports us in the work we do.
New Start Debt Advice is a Thornbury Churches Together initiative.
St Mary's Church Hall has two main halls with kitchen, storage, toilets (including disabled) and excellent parking facilities.
As well as providing meeting places for church groups, the wider community is encouraged to make use of the two halls.
The Hall can be booked for both society and private use through the Benefice Office who retain the diary and details of hire charges.
Eastbury Road, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 281900
We have been celebrating One World Week in the Thornbury area since 1987. Our group has members from seven Christian Churches in Thornbury and other interested people. Each year we try to work with other organisations also, to celebrate and to share in the work of justice for the wider world. We are members of the Jubilee Debt Campaign and have links with Christian Aid. For more information, please phone Marian Stephens on 412165.
We are a group formed from representatives of many Thornbury Churches, and work together in a variety of ways to enrich the lives of the local community.
For more information, please click below.
If anyone is interested in learning more about the Mothers’ Union please contact Monica by telephone. This is a good opportunity to find out about this worldwide organisation.
Tel: 01454 413975
Equality - Simplicity - Sustainability - Stillness - Truth - Peace
Are you tired of a world seemingly divided by media spin, political rifts and sensationalism; a world where our connection with deeper meaning has been lost to the clamour of consumerism? There are many organisations working hard to heal these divisions and to bring about positive change.
One of these groups is Quakers.
Quakers is a faith group working for equality, peace and sustainability. Although its roots are in Christianity, Quakers welcomes seekers from all faiths and none.
We share certain ideas, but recognise that the spiritual journey is different for everyone. We believe there is good in everyone and we try to put our faith into positive action in the world.
Our meetings are held in silence and are an opportunity for reflection, for spiritual exploration and for self discovery. During the pandemic we are meeting weekly on Zoom.
If the above resonates with you, please join us.
For further details contact Sheila Waters by phone or visit www.quaker.org.uk to find out more about Quaker faith and action.
The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 07738 495776
We usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in the Epworth Hall at the Methodist Church.
Members are mainly from the United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church, but any interested ladies are most welcome. There is a varied programme with speakers, demonstrations and social events, and each meeting begins with a short time of devotion and ends with refreshments.
High Street, Thornbury
Topics at the meetings are Cultural, Devotional, Christian Service and Social/Music. Meetings are open to everyone, male or female, regardless of age. Membership of the church, although encouraged, is not essential. Meetings end with refreshments.