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Initially 16 hours a week at times to suit both the Chantry and applicant, but must include some evening hours.

Must ensure that the Chantry:  Continues and develops its contribution to the local community.

    *is a pleasant place for those who hire rooms and for staff and visitors.

    *operates within its budget.

    *encourages new membership.

    *continues to grow by assisting trustees in increasing its income, including from grants.

Overall responsibility for the management of the Chantry including:

    *working with and assisting volunteers.

    *assisting the trustees with appointing staff.

    *supervising or arranging for the supervision of staff, for their remuneration and their holiday arrangements.

    *keeping staff records.

    *keeping financial records and preparation of accounts of the Chantry.

    *ensuring the safety of premises, fittings and furniture.

    *organizing opening and locking up.

    *overseeing the letting of the premises.

    *placing advertisements when necessary.

    *greeting visitors and dealing with queries.

    *attending committee meetings, providing agendas, taking and circulating minutes.

    *providing support for the Chair and the Treasurer.

    *joining the Treasurer in constructing a budget.

Applications by post only - CV and covering letter.  Addressed to Chair (job application), TDCA, The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HB

Deadline for applications 25th September 2014.

  The following events are coming up over the next couple of months.                                             

 Please see our events page for more information.

Chantry Quiz Night -  18th September, 16th October,

                   20th November & 18th December 2014.


Room availability - we currently have space for a regular hirer/s in the Buckingham Room on Tuesday evenings.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Regular Opening Times

Office hours - 09:00 to 13.00 Monday to Friday mornings.  Please note that our hours are reduced during school holidays.



Welcome to The Chantry in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.

The Chantry is a fine listed building dating in part from Tudor times.  For the past forty  years it has been owned by and served as the home of Thornbury and District Community Association (TDCA), a registered charity serving the people of Thornbury and the surrounding area.

Where are we?


From the North M5 Junction 14 Falfield.  Take A38 south and then turn right onto the B4061 to Thornbury.  You will come onto Gloucester Road until a mini roundabout, turn right.  At the Victorian pump, turn right again.  The Chantry is then approx 175 metres down on the right hand side just passed the Council Offices on the left.

From the South M5 Junction 16 Almondsbury/Thornbury.  Take A38 north.  At the second set of traffic lights (approx 5 miles) Thornbury will be  signposted to the left (B4061).  Follow this road passed the Leisure Centre and straight on through the town.  Keep left at the Victorian pump at the end of the town.  The Chantry is then approx 175 metres down on the right hand side just passed the Council Offices on the left.

Association Profile

The Community Association is a registered charity governed by volunteer Trustees and run by part-time paid staff.  TDCA owns the Chantry and runs it as a Community Centre for the benefit of the residents of Thornbury and the surrounding area.

A wide range of users and organisations take full advantage of the facilities on offer at The Chantry on a regular basis to provide an extensive number of options for Thornbury to enjoy.  Other groups find the centre is ideal for their own meetings from time to time.  Full details about our main users and member groups are given on other pages.

Contact Information

Please contact the Chantry office if you would like more information or would like to book a room.  The office is manned on a part-time basis it is generally open between 09:00 to 13:00 Monday to Friday mornings.  Please note that office hours are reduced during school holiday periods.  There is answerphone if you would like to leave a message and we will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible.

(+44) (0)1454 414268
(+44) (0)1454 414268
Postal address
The Chantry, 52 Castle St, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HB












Last modified: 04 September 2014