Faith is listed below leisure.
There are good health centre’s in Greater Fishponds including:
The Old School Surgery, Manor Road, Fishponds, BS16 2JD. oldschoolsurgery.org.uk
Tel. 0117 965 3102
Beechwood Medical Practice, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, BS16 3TD.
Tel. 0117 908 2360 beechwoodmedicalpractice.co.uk
The Fishponds Family Practice, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3TD.
Tel : 0117 908 2365 thefishpondsfamilypractice.nhs.uk
Eastville Medical Practice, Eastville Health Centre, East Park, Eastville BS5 6YA.
Tel. 0117 902 6751 eastvillemedicalpractice.co.uk
Lodgeside Surgery, 22 Lodgeside Avenue, Kingswood BS15 1WW.
Tel: 0117 961 5666 lodgeside.nhs.uk
The Orchard Medical Centre. Macdonald Walk, Kingswood BS15 8NJ.
Tel: 0117 980 5100 orchardmedicalcentre.co.uk
Wecil – Empowering Disabled People and based here in Fishponds and meeting in various locations in the wider community. One of the largest centres for independent living in the country wecil.co.uk
Join the Avon Wildlife Trust from just £2.50 a month.
Amazing projects & opportunities happening with our local NHS Trust nbt.nhs.uk
Join the Bristol Old People’s Forum bopf.org.uk – an amazing organisation in Bristol and winners at the National Diversity Awards.
Cossham Hospital, Lodge Road, Hillfields, Bristol, BS151LF. Tel. 0117 967 1661 nbt.nhs.uk/cosshamhospital
Dentists, Opticians & Pharmacies
Greater Fishponds and our wider community is surrounded with Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacies and you can locate these using the NHS search in two simple steps.. nhs.uk/Service-Search
Kingswood Leisure Centre in Soundwell next to Greater Fishponds
Brunel Fitness Centre. Speedwell Road, Fishponds BS15 1NU. Alm Sport: brunel_fitness_centre.html
Xercise 4 Less Channons Hill Retail Park, Fishponds xercise4less.co.uk
Soundwell Swimming Clubsoundwellswim.org.uk
Easton Leisure Centre everyoneactive.com
Barton Hill Rugby Club
The Club celebrated its Centenary last year. It has played at the field since 1978 and is very much part of the community.
There is the Rugby Academy for children and young people aged between 6 – 18 years old. They practice on Wednesdays and play on Sundays. New junior players are welcome
The Rugby Club web site is: pitchero.com/clubs/bartonhilloldboysrfc
Whitehall Rugby Club
The Juniors section is a vibrant and integral part of Whitehall Rugby Football Club and endeavours to teach youngsters how to play skilled rugby in a competitive and sporting atmosphere, with emphasis on enjoyment. We fully endorse the Rugby Football Union’s philosophy of ‘fun first, results second’.
We provide coaching for girls and boys ranging from U7’s to Colts at 19 years of age. Training takes place on Sunday mornings 10-1 and Wednesday evenings 7-8.30. Games are played at home or away on Sunday mornings.
Whitehall RFC. Foundry Lane, Fishponds BS5 7UE. whitehallrfc.org
Dings Crusaders Rugby Club
with a new £7million club house and grounds.
Shaftesbury Park, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1LG. pitchero.com/clubs/dingscrusadersrfc
Frenchay Cricket Club: frenchay.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp
Stapleton Cricket Club: stapleton.play-cricket.com
Downend Cricket Club: downendcricket.co.uk
Rose Green Cricket Club: rosegreencentre.co.uk
Hambrook Cricket Club: hambrook.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp
Bristol Council Sports Page: Click herefor Oldbury Court Estate Cricket Pitch
Allotments and Gardening
Fishponds is a very green district in Bristol with most homes having large gardens. For this reason we feel it’s worth trying to locate most gardening opportunities and identify our local Allotments for our neighbours who do not have a garden or for people who simply love growing their own food.
Allotments in and around Greater Fishponds include:
- Brook Road – Near Forest Road Bridge
- Clay Bottom -Close to Fishponds Trading Estate
- Dubbers Lane Close to Fishponds Trading Estate
- Packers Allotments – Croft End Area
- Plummers Hill Allotments + Extension – Crofts End Area
- Speedwell – Near to Bristol Brunel Academy and Speedwell Block of Flats
- Speedwell A – Croft End Area, Speedwell
- St George A – Off Plumbers Hill, Speedwell
- Royate Hill – Crofts End Area, Greenbank
- College Road – Close to St Mathias Campus, UWE
- Goffenton Drive – Oldbury Court Area
- Pendock Road – Oldbury Court Area
- Salisbury Avenue Allotments – Kingswood Area
- Snowdon Road – Close to Curries and Focus, Fishponds (sorry no map available)
- Thingwall Park Allotments – Close to Ridgeway Road and Eastville Park
- Whitefield Road Allotments – Close to Holly Lodge and Mayfield Park
- Wickham Hill Allotments – Near to the bottom of Blackberry Hill, Stapleton
- Stapleton Allotments – Off Stoke Lane, Stapleton
- Colstons Field – Behind the Merchants Arms, Stapleton
Day Care Centres include Brunel Care in Fishponds and Stoke Gifford Village opening in 2018
A wonderful organisation with an excellent centre in the heart of Greater Fishponds to serve all elderly and disadvantaged people in the wider community.
One of the best facilities for elderly and disadvantaged people in Greater Fishponds is Brunelcare at Colliers Gardens where people from our community are always put first and the building is wonderful, accessible and affordable to all day care centre users.
Mainly for the over 55s, Brunelcare in Fishponds has a wonderful lounge and restaurant area where people can relax and socialise, meet friends and make new friends while hot drinks start from low prices and main meals the same or less. Call the restaurant for full details on 0117 958 9072 or email: email@example.com
The Brunel Care Social Planner (Programme of Events) is designed to cater for most people’s needs and interests and everyday of the week is different. You can watch films, go on weekly shopping trips, participate in arts sessions, attend gentle fitness classes (seated as well if you prefer), singing, church services, hairdressing, bingo, breakfast clubs, massage sessions, private, supervised bathing and much more..
A local resident having his feet treated, toenails clipped and foot massage.
For more information on services , call 0117 958 9078
If you would like to hire rooms in the centre then there are conference facilities available as well.
Please contact: The Centre Manager
Brunel Care. Colliers Gardens, Fishponds BS16 2NA. Tel: 0117 958 6336
At both Hillfields and Fishponds Libraries you can use the internet for free and learn what’s on in our community.
You can join the Fishponds and Hillfields libraries by taking along your proof of address. There are other local libraries as well including new libraries in Staple Hill and Emersons Green. The full list of local libraries is below. (Eastville Library is now a community centre place and no longer a library theoldlibrary.org.uk)
Local UWE libraries are also open to the public with a Bristol Library card as part of Libraries West so Glenside Campus and Frenchay Campus have public libraries and a new Library will be opening in 2018 at Stoke Gifford Village opposite UWE Frenchay Campus.
Through our local library services which are connected with Banes, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset Councils you can hire DVD’s and Video’s for just £1 a week. (please note these aren’t available at Hillfields library but they are at our other libraries).
You can use computers with internet access for up to 2 hours every day; read daily newspapers and weekly magazines; borrow books and if the library doesn’t have the book that you require, just ask a librarian and they will order this in for you – however please note that reservations arrive about a week after they are made. There is a reservation fee; to get the fee half price, customers can reserve online at librarieswest.org.uk, as well as renew books and lots of other options are available.
There are publications and newsletters about our local communities and societies; access to all sorts of advice for all members of society from bus timetables and cycle routes to Bristol Age Concern, medical options and education.
Libraries West – Use your library card throughout Greater Bristol.
Libraries West is a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire public library services: librarieswest.org.uk
Greater Fishponds Places of Faith
Crofts End Church, Crofts End Road, Whitehall, BS5 7UW. Tel: 0117 951 3520 croftsend.org
Off Brook Road, Speedwell area and just before the Famous Wackum Inn.
Waterbrook Church, Begbrook School, Begbrook Drive, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1HG. Tel. Tel: 0117 965 8797 waterbrook.org.uk
Holy Trinity Stapleton, 23 Park Road, Stapleton BS16 1AZ. Tel: 01179 585 556 holytrinitystapleton.org.uk
23 Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1AZ. Tel. 0117-958-5556
The Gideons International gideons.org.uk
The places of worship in our area are full of friendly, caring and considerate people who are very inviting and most have clubs, societies and groups which are looking for new people like you to come along and take part. There are coffee mornings, youth groups, lunch clubs, wife’s clubs, football teams, badminton clubs, faith societies or come along to evening or morning services. You do not have to be religious to attend groups, but you will meet people who will care for you as much as anybody else in life! Your community is here to listen, here to assist, here to be your friend. Please see the list below and email us if you would like places of worship added:
Church of England: churchofengland.org and Methodist Church in Britain methodist.org.uk and Baptist Union of Greater Britain baptist.org.uk and Catholic Church for England and Wales: catholic-ew.org.uk and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses watchtower.org and the Salvation Army salvationarmy.org.uk and Evangelical Alliance eauk.org/england the United Reformed Church urc.org.uk
Local Scouting (66th St Johns for: Beavers, Cubs & Scouts) all meeting here visit: brunelscouts.org.uk
Local Rainbows, Brownies & Guides girlguidingbsg.org.uk/division_bristolnortheast.php
Hillfields Baptist Church, Thicket Avenue, Hillfields BS16 4EH. Tel. 0117 956 1231
At the top of Hillfields Park hillfieldsparkbaptistchurch.co.uk
St Josephs Church and St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Forest Road, Fishponds BS16 3Q.
Tel: 0117 983 3912
At the junction where Forest Road meets Lodge Causeway stjosephsfishponds.com and
syromalabarchurchbristol.comand visit: cliftondiocese.com
Scouts: Join Local Scouting (69th St Joseph’s for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts) brunelscouts.org.uk
Bristol St John Fisher Catholic Church. 6 Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1NF. Visit Downend and Frenchay Parish staugustinesbristol.blogspot.co.uk
Grace Church, Sundays at 10:30 at Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Snowdon Road, Fishponds BS16 2HD. visit: gracechurchbristol.org
Stapleton Baptist Church. Broom Hill. Stapleton BS16 1DN. Tel: 0117 9585076
Stapleton Baptist Church is situated near the top of Broom Hill, above the entrance to Snuff Mills, and just off the junction of Park Road and Frenchay Park Road, within sight of Duchess Gates mini roundabout. Our congregation is drawn largely from the old village of Stapleton, the Begbrook Estate and the housing area off Blackberry Hill.
Argyle-Morley United Reform Church, Whitfield Road, Hillfields Ward, Fishponds BS5 7UB. Tel. 0117 961 6179 urc.org.uk Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Seasonal Fates, Activities and Events..
Pendennis Evangelical Church, Pendennis Road, Staple Hill BS16 5JH. Tel: 0117 9562909
Grace Church, Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Snowdon Road, Fishponds BS16 2HD. gracechurchbristol.org
Bridge Community Church, Hope Congregation – East Bristol based at Bristol Brunel Academy
Bridge Community Church is a growing community of people – different ages, stages, backgrounds & nationalities whose lives have been transformed by Jesus. Visit bridgechurchbristol.org
Staple Hill Methodist Church, High St, Staple Hill BS16 5HQ. Tel: 0117 957 5221 methodistbsgc.org.uk
The Salvation Army. Staple Hill (Citadel Corps), Broad Street, Staple Hill BS16 5LN. TEL: 0117 956 5232 (Corps Officers) or Tel: 0117 956 9733 (Hall Office) http://www.staplehillsa.uk
St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Road, Soundwell Tel: 0117 967 1511 saintstephensoundwell.org
St Mary’s Church, Manor Road, Fishponds BS16 2JB Tel: 0117 9586412 stmarysfishponds.org.uk
Join Local Scouting (55th St Mary’s Scout Group) brunelscouts.org.uk
All Saints Fishponds Youth Clubsallsaintsfishponds.co.uk/#/grove-road-youth-club/4548653289
Fishponds Methodist Church, Guinea Lane, Fishponds BS16 2HB. Tel: 0117 965 4521 methodistbsgc.org.uk
Picture by Mary Barrington, Church Steward
Fishponds Methodist Church is in the heart of Fishponds shopping centre. Our aim is to reach out into the community and we have various activities to offer.
There are weekly meetings of Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger Groups, the Phoenix Art Club, a Martial Arts Club, a Child Minders Group (twice a week), Coffee Morning, a fortnightly ‘Friends and Neighbours’ Group and a monthly free Lunchtime Concert with visiting artists. If you want to know more about these activities, either look at the Notice Board outside the church or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary Barrington, Church Steward.
Speedwell Methodist Church 378 Speedwell Road BS15 1ES. Tel: 0117 9090020
New Testament Church of God 141-143 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PR. Tel. 01179 513 799
Eastville Park Methodist Church The New Place, 119-121 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PN.
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AD. Tel: 0117 967 3627 kingswoodteamministry.co.uk
Seventh Day Adventist Church, Worcester Close, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds BS16 3PW
Tel:01179 864 564 adventistchurches.org.uk
The Sanctuary Church, 55 High Street, Staple Hill BS16 5HD. Tel: 0117 956 3300 thesanctuarychurchbristol.org
St John the Baptist, Frenchay, Set in the beautiful grounds of Frenchay Common. frenchaychurch.org.uk
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Leicester Square, Soundwell BS16 4PD. watchtower.org
Meeting Sunday 10.00am and Thursday 7.00pm (Enjoy a free Home Bible Study). Everyone Welcome. No collections.
Frenchay Quaker Meeting House. Beckspool Road, Frenchay BS16 1NT bristolquakers.org.uk
Greek Orthodox Church. Saint Peter & Saint Paul, Lower Ashley Road, Easton BS5 0YL greekchurchbristol.com
Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation. 43/47 Bannerman Road, Bristol, BS5 0RR bwpjc.org
Bristol was one of the principal Jewish centres of medieval England.
Jews accompanied William the Conqueror – the Norman Conquest – and first came to Bristol in the reign of his son, William Rufus, settling in the area of Nelson Street and Quay Street on the banks of the River Frome. The first Synagogue was in the crypt of what was St Giles Church in Small Street. The cemetery was on what is now the site of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, where artefacts with Hebrew script were found when the school’s foundations were being dug.
Quakers do not share a fixed set of beliefs. Our unity is based on shared understanding and a shared practice of worship, not on our beliefs all being the same. There is no need to be in unity with Quakers on every issue in order to be part of our meetings.
There is a great diversity within the Quakers on conceptions of God, and we use different kinds of language to describe religious experience. Some Quakers have a conception of God which is similar to that of orthodox Christians, and would use similar language. Others are happy to use God-centred language, but would conceive of God in very different terms to the traditional Christian trinity. Some describe themselves as agnostics, or humanists, or non-theists and describe their experiences in ways that avoid the use of the word God entirely. Quaker faith is built on experience and Quakers would generally hold that it is the spiritual experience which is central to Quaker worship, and not the use of a particular form of words (whether that be “God” or anything else).
St Michael’s Church. St Michael’s Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD
The Old School Rooms Coffee Shop
Bristol Central Mosque, Owen Street (End of Chelsea Road), Easton BS5 6AP bristolcentralmosque.co.uk
Bristol Muslim Cultural Society bmcs.org.uk
Qua’rn Academy in Fishponds. 26 Abingdon Road, Fishponds BS16 3NY quranacademy.org.uk
Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Bristol
Ramgarhia Sikh Temple rstuk.com
81-83 Chelsea Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6AS. Tel. 0117 955 4929