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Helpful Community Information Local to Frenchay

 Welcome to Frenchay C of E School!  We are delighted that you are joining us and hope that the information below may be helpful.  Phone numbers, emails, dates etc often change so if you notice a change please let us know so that we can amend it.  Thank you!

  • Frenchay Community Website –  This has a wealth of information and is kept updated.  From the history of road names, local clubs and societies, information on gardening to bus information – it is worth looking at it regularly.
  •  Frenchay Community News.  This is a free magazine that is produced monthly. All Frenchay residents will automatically receive it through their letter box.  It has information from local businesses advertising to information about the local churches, OUR school, cricket and rugby club and much more.
  •  Local GP surgeries

o   Downend Health Group, North Street, Downend, BS16 5SG.  0117 9709500 (1.1 miles)

o   Leap Valley Medical Centre, Beaufort Road, Downend. BS16 6UG.  0117 9562979 (1.2 miles)

o   The Old School Surgery, Manor Road, Fishponds.  BS16 2JD.  0117 9653102 (1.3 miles)

  • Local Dentists

o   Smile Orchard Dental Practice, Beckspool Road, Frenchay. BS16 1NU.  0117 9567603

o   BUPA Dental Care, 37 Badminton Road, Downend.  BS16 6BP  0117 3026436

o   Oldbury Court Dental Care, 3 Oldbury Court Road BS16 2HH.  0117 9651501

  • Places of worship

Frenchay Parish Church, The Common, Frenchay.  BS16 1LJ

Tiny Time (under 5’s) Free. 2nd and 4th Mondays in term time 10-11am.  Just turn up!

Junior church choir.  Age 7 +. Free. 1st and 3rd Sunday morning service. Rehearsals Friday 6.15 – 7.20pm

Senior Church choir. Age 11+ email  for information.

o   Messy Play. Toddlers to teens and adults can join in too!  Free although there is a messy piggy bank for a contribution if you wish. 2nd Friday of each month except August.  4-6pm.  (come straight from school and have a drink/biscuit before it starts). Crafts, games, activities and stories.  Stapleton Parish Church, Park Road, Stapleton

 o   Frenchay Unitarian Chapel, Beckspool Road, Frenchay BS16 1ND

 o   New Life Church, meets at Frenchay Village Hall

 o   St John Fisher Catholic Church, 56 Begbrook Park, Frenchay. BS16 1NF

 o   Shah Jalal Jame Mosque, 468 – 470 Stapleton Road, 0117 9519988

 o   Easton Islami Darasgah, 2 Roman Road, Easton 0117 9510156

 o   Bristol Ramgarhia Sikh Temple, 81-83 Chelsea Road 0117 9554929

 o   The Hindu Temple, 163B Church Road, Redfield, 0117 9351007

 o   Bristol Jewish Congregation, Lampton Avenue 07551 167195

  •  Parents and Toddlers Group

o   Meet in Frenchay Village Hall on a Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am. 07900568466

  •  Frenchay Pre-School

o   Village Hall, Beckspool Road, Frenchay . Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm   07920 885185  Lucy Foley

  •  Little Heroes Holiday Club.

o   Frenchay Village Hall. Lucy Foley 07920 885185  .  Age 2-8.  Run by Frenchay Pre-School.

  •  Foodbanks

o   Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank

o 0117 9791399

o   Foodbanks at Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield &  The Candle, Yate & Resound, Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield & Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, Thornbury.  Opening times and days vary.

  •  Sports Clubs near Frenchay

o   Frenchay Tennis Club, Beckspool Road (next to the museum).  £25 for annual membership. Courts can be booked for personal games or lessons available.

 o   Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club, Common Mead Lane, Hambrook. 07928 349154

 o   Frenchay Cricket Club, Common Mead Lane, Hambrook. Contact via the website

o   Dings Crusaders RFC, Shaftsbury Park, Frenchay.  0117 9575585.  From tots to adults.

o   At Dings Crusaders RFC, Shaftsbury Park is a gymnasium, fitness classes – varying ages/abilities/classes, café, bar, function room and conference room.

 o   Bristol Golf Centre and Pirate Bay Adventure Golf, Common Mead Lane, Hambrook. 0117 9701116 .  Golf lessons, golf range, conference facilities, shop.  Starbucks coffee shop.

  • Frenchay Village Hall

o   Beckspool Road, Frenchay, 07794 955427.  Lots going on from tots to 100+!  The hall can be hired for birthday parties, events etc.

  •  Rainbows (girls age 5-7)

o   Frenchay Village Hall, 07720 056385, Wednesdays 5.45pm - 7.00pm term time only

  • Brownies (girls age 7-10)

o   Frenchay Village Hall, Tuesdays 5.30pm - 7.00pm Term time only

  •  Frenchay Museum

o   Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Free to enter.  Open Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 5pm.

  •  Frenchay Book Exchange

o   In the old red phone box at the top of Frenchay Hill.  Free.  Bring your old books (children and adult) and exchange for another book that takes your fancy.


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