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About us

Since it's adoption as a community centre 1966, the Chantry was managed by Thornbury and District Community Association (TDCA), which was an unincorporated charity with the registration number 301639.  

From 1st July 2024 the management and ownership of the Chantry was transferred to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the name The Chantry Community and Arts Centre (registration number 1202020).  This move was approved at 2 General Meetings, held on 11th November 2021 and 12th June 2024.

The last 6 Annual reports of TDCA are available to view and download here:

Despite the change in charity structure, the aims of the organsation remain the same. These are to provide facilities for the community in and around Thornbury, in order to enable the advancement of education, social welfare, leisure and recreation.  


The Chantry was the first community centre in Thornbury.  It has been maintained and improved over the decades through the efforts of its Trustees and volunteers. There is a team of part-time paid staff who run the centre.  

The Chantry is a wonderful facility in the heart of Thornbury which can play a huge part in maintaining a strong sense of community as Thornbury grows.

Our Staff

Jennifer Darton     Lead facilities administrator

Sarah John               Facilities administrator

John Baird                Caretaker


Dave Derham        Chairman

Graham Morris      Vice Chairman     

Chris Roberts         Treasurer

Chris Davies          

Stan Goodwin

Pete Oddy

Chris Willmore

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