Church Groups

We are delighted that a number of groups are associated with our church. Brief details of each are as follows:

Horfield Young People's Club

(Geoff's Club) Meet in the Church Hall – Friday 6.30–8.00 term time only. Aimed at children 6–12 years Horfield Young People’s Club, or Friday Club as it is popularly known, was founded in 1975, when there was an acute shortage of social and recreational facilities for children in the area. Since then around 1000 youngsters have been welcomed to the club. The club has a good range of events and activities, indoor and out, including football, rounders, table tennis, art, craft, board games; whilst some of our social activities try to address the needs of others. Club meets in the parish church hall term-time and newcomers are always welcome – why not bring a friend.

Please contact Geoff Stock: 0117 924 6550

Church Choirs

Horfield has always enjoyed a rich and varied tradition of music. The choir presently consists of sixteen regular members - eleven adults and five junior singers; but there are spaces in the stalls for many more and we are always happy to welcome new members! More sopranos, altos and basses are especially needed at the present time, and we would also like to increase the number of juniors to around twelve. Horfield Parish Church Choir rehearses in church every other Thursday between 8-9pm. Junior Choir rehearses in church every other Wednesday between 7.15-8pm. All children of primary school age are welcome. The entire choir attends Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, but evening services (at 6.00 p.m.) are currently sung by the adults only, though we hope that they will be joined in due course by the juniors. On the first Sunday of the month, there is a full choral evensong, with introit, anthem, sung responses and canticles. Special services are also sung to celebrate Advent, Christmas and Lent.

Please contact The Director of Music, Jon Crow

Tower Bells

Sunday Ringing 9.30 – 10am Practice night Monday 7.30pm, beginners 6.30pm. Horfield bells are unique in Bristol – we are the only 5 bell tower in the area. We enjoy teaching complete beginners of any age, and at present we ring rounds, call changes and simple 5-bell methods. Our bells are light and easy to ring, so this is the perfect place to start. We have a range of social events including an annual Christmas feast, ringing outing(s), branch practices in other Bristol towers, and Jeanne’s amazing annual bell bash. Ringers are famously friendly, so once you can ring you can drop in at any tower throughout Britain and your talents will be snapped up. You can also earn fees for ringing at weddings, which could be a useful supplement to hard-earned pocket money!

Please contact the Tower secretary, Katy Murdoch

Decibells

We meet every Wednesday 8–10pm in church to play handbells.

Please contact Gill Wilding: 0117 924 0864.

Brownies

105th Brownies meet in the Church Hall on Mondays, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Please contact Sheila Leaworthy: 0117 9696635

Guides

101st Guides meet in the Church Hall on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8pm and have a waiting list of new members.

Please contact Sarah Marriott: 0117 9501362

Horfield Theatre Company

Meets in the Church Hall on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays, 8 to 10pm and Sunday afternoon/evenings when a production is in progress. The company produces a variety of theatrical and other entertainments including musicals, straight theatre and murder mystery evenings over the course of the year and also introduce workshops to enhance the skills and interests of our members. We welcome new members in all areas of theatre both on and off stage. See www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk for details.

Horfield Families Group

We are a group of women (and sometimes men) who meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm in the parish hall. Our meetings include speakers who inform and encourage us to join in different activities. We also enjoy a variety of outside visits. We raise money for a different charity each year. All this gives us s sense of support and companionship. New members are very welcome. See www.horfieldfamiliesgroup.co.uk for details.

Mothers Union

Meets monthly in the Church Hall with a wide range of invited speakers. New members male or female welcomed or just drop in.

Please contact Carolyn Larcey 07531274948