About us

Thornbury and District Community Association

The Chantry is owned and managed by Thornbury and Districy Community Association (TDCA), which is a registered charity (number 301639).  The objectives of the charity 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 purchased by TDCA in 1966  and 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 on behalf of the TDCA.  

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

Sue Fry                      Facilities administrator

John Baird                Caretaker

Mark Norman        Caretaker


Dave Derham        Chairman

Graham Morris      Vice Chairman

John Snowden       Treasurer

Roger Howell

Stan Goodwin

Pete Oddy

Chris Davies           representing Thornbury Town Council


The TDCA constitution can be seen by clicking here

The minutes of the most recent TDCA Annual General Meeting can be seen by clicking here

The 2019 TDCA Annual Report can be seen by clicking here