Thornbury United Reformed Church
07467 177636 (leave
message on Answering machine and we will call
The church is located on the corner
of Chapel Street and Rock Street. Car parks in St Mary's
and Rock Street are in close proximity to the church.
Service 11.00 am
Coffee and Conversation
* Writing Group
Explorers (Sunday School) when required
10.00am till 12 noon Tea, Coffee, Traidcraft Goods and
Ladies Guild 2.30 pm meet in the Methodist Church
The Church's Mission is to :- "Show and tell the love of God in Jesus Christ, by
a relationship with God, with one another and with the wider
The general theme of the church is
Whilst the present building is dated
1826, worship and witness has been carried on, at
the current site since 1662. Originally as the
or Independent Chapel, which later became known as
Congregationalist in the early 1900's. The church became URC
1972 with the uniting of the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches.
The current building is Grade 2 listed, and is
proposed Thornbury Conservation area. The surrounding walls,
parts of which are older than the building are
again listed. Handel Cossham who bought the old Methodist
in Chapel Street, (now known as Cossham Hall) for use by the people of
Thornbury, was a member of the Independent Chapel.
The Church Building
The present building was built in
1826. In 1980 the discovery of extensive dry rot resulted in the old
flooring and pews, having to be removed. This has resulted in the
building now having carpeted flooring and comfortable chairs.This gives
a more flexible arrangement for using. A new warm air heating system
replaced the archaic hot pipe system.
The Church is said:-"to
provided by God for the use of the community, and is under
Stewardship of the URC." Current organisations using the
* Thornbury Good Afternoon Choir
The Pastorate The church is aiming to be a dementia friendly church, and is currently a joint pastorate with Trinity Henleaze URC in Bristol.