The West of England Baptist Association is the local regional association overseeing Baptist Churches in Bristol, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). It is made up of churches, regional associations, the national resource centre and Baptist colleges. The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally.
It is a diverse union with small and large congregations, different nationalities and differing styles of worship yet united by core values and a common purpose of changing lives and transforming communities with the message and love of Jesus Christ.
BMS World Mission is in the business of changing lives. We work in 34 countries of the world, on four continents. Every day our personnel and partners meet people who are being transformed by God through the work of BMS.
Churches Together in Knowle and Totterdown
We work together as far as possible with the other main churches in our area, including Anglicans, Methodists, Nazarenes, Catholics and asome indpendent churches. We hold regular joint services, including the Good Friday walk of witness and Pentecost Songs of Praise in the Park.
tbc is a member of the Evangelical Alliance which was founded in 1846 and is the oldest alliance of evangelical Christians in the world. The Alliance is the largest body serving evangelical Christians in the UK, and has a membership including denominations, churches, organisations and individuals. In its formative years the Alliance particularly stood for the victims of religious persecution and enabled evangelicals from different denominations to work together.
Sydenham Road under Fives is a local independent OFSTED registered playgroup meeting at tbc in the Jarman Hall every weekday in term-time. For details contact adminstrator Maria Hulme on 0117 377 8665.
The Community of Perrett's Park group is made up of local residents that have come together to support Perrett's Park. The objects of The Community of Perrett's Park (COPP) are: To promote the following in Bristol and the surrounding area. To co-operate with Bristol City Council in caring for Perrett’s Park. To liaise with the council regarding maintenance and improvements to the park. To encourage local people to be actively involved in caring for and developing the park and its facilities. To encourage responsible use of the park. To raise the profile of the park in the community and organise community events.
The Alpha Course is a ten-week course for anyone wanting to explore the meaning of life and what the Christian faith has to say about it. Each week there's a meal followed by a presentation about a question such as "Who is Jesus?" followed by discussion in small groups. The most recent Alpha course at tbc ran from January to April 2012. We also run a new course called Puzzling Questions for people who want to ask the big questions of life, such as "Who am I?" For more information on future courses contact us via our Contact Page.
The 37th Bristol Girls' Brigade Company meets at tbc, on a Tuesday evening at 6.30pm, and welcomes girls aged from 4-18. Check out our own website for details.
Food Addicts Anonymous
Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that believes that Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve Step program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a food plan), and working the Twelve Steps of the program. We meet regularly at tbc at 6.45 on a Monday evening; please ring the bell on the side door on Sydenham Road, or for more information ring Barbara on 07886 545228 or Sheila on 01275 832515.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at tbc every Monday evening from 7.00 to 8.00pm.
Saltcellar Folk Club
The Saltcellar Folk Club meets at 7.30pm on the first Saturday of most months and is open to floor singers of every kind of folk, roots and acoustic music. Each month we have an invited guest artist, ranging from international to local. The acoustics of the room are excellent so we don't usually use PA, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. Contact Laurie on 0117 941 8326 for more details.
Each Wednesday at 7.30pm a local Community Choir meets in the Jarman Hall. The choirmaster is Tom Jones (no, not THAT one!), musical director of Out There Music. For more information contact 07866 587424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.