Classes at the Chantry


Check the Schedule to see what classes happen at the Chantry


U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment.

If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age - it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new.

U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

It's all voluntary; a typical U3A will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects - from art to zoology and everything in between.

Formed over 30 years ago, there are now over 1,000 U3As across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 400,000 members nationally - plus we’re growing every day.

To find out more about U3A Classes at the Chantry 
Thornbury U3A
South West
01454 858438

The Thornbury and South Gloucester Amateur Radio Club meet most Wednesday evenings from 7-30 pm to 9-30 pm at the Buckingham Room.

Our interests are varied ranging from Building Kits, Computers, Morse,  and operating using H.F, VHF, UHF etc (We have a well equipped Shack).

We welcome anyone New Members who have an interest in Amateur Radio and Technology .

We are a registered Examination Center and conduct courses as and when needed.

For  more information check our Web site or ring the chairman on 01454 501213  or 01454 611615  or better still pop in on club night,

You will be made welcome.

Jo Jingles

If you have a baby or preschool child, why not come along to an award winning  Jo Jingles class held at The Chantry, Thornbury on a Wednesday or Easter Compton on a Monday?

My name is Tracy Bees and I have been teaching Jo Jingles since 2008. I am proud to say I won the Most Outstanding Activities Leader for the Under 5's - West & Wales' in the What's On 4 Kids Awards last year!

Our fun, innovative groups are available for children aged three months to five years. Each 45 minute session is jam-packed full of activities which teach children about rhythm, melody, lyrics, movement and group-interaction. 

We have:
♫ Age specific classes - from baby groups, toddler sessions to pre-schoolers. 
♫ Small, friendly groups. 
♫ Weekly educational themes.
♫ A mix of traditional & newer songs
♫ A variety of music styles - unaccompanied singing, pre-recorded music, upbeat children's songs and often put to Blues, Jazz, Country & Western, Rock and Classical Music 
♫ Real, yet child-sized percussion instruments. 
♫ Educational themed weeks, such as farm, seaside, weather, transport, colours or numbers. 
♫ A huge range of props, including parachute, scarves, streamers, feathers, beanbags, pompoms, inflatable's, soft toys, teddies, picture boards, bubbles and many more.

Bookings are now being taken for next term, but places are limited. Timetables and further class information are available at or email Tracy at

Tracy Bees

2017 WINNER Most Outstanding Presenter 

for under 5's in West & Wales in the

"What's On For Little One's Awards"

2018 Jo Jingles Brand Ambassador Award 

2016 SW Franchisee of the Year

South Gloucestershire Community Learning are pleased to share with you our list of new courses starting after Christmas across South Gloucestershire. 

Click here for information

Thornbury and District Stamp Club:
typically meet on alternate Fridays.

 Meetings are held in the Buckingham room from 7.30 - 9.00pm.  We usually have a guest speaker or one of the members will do a presentation.  New members would be made most welcome.  A break for coffee and biscuits is held during the meeting.

For further information, please contact the club secretary Chris Clifford on 01454 418644.