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January 2024

The United Reformed Church on Stanley St, in Bedminster, has been put up for sale by the owner. Our comment is as follows:

“The URC is a community building which supports several local groups, including our busy weekly BS3 Food Club. Although it was disappointing that it is now on sale, we hope that the new owners value the established community use and move forward taking their needs into consideration”

Upcoming events as part of our Festival of Voice

Talk: 100 Years of Public Health Advertising

On Tuesday 9th April you are welcome to join us in our Milford Hall for a talk on public health advertising, spanning 100 years in the UK. This visual, engaging lecture will be delivered by our Head of Communities, Emmeline Rodman, followed by a group workshop to discuss what wellbeing means to BS3 residents.

6.30 – 7.10pm – Talk

7.10 – 8pm – Optional workshop & discussion.

The talk is suitable for ages 16+ and is FREE to attend. Visit our Eventbrite page to book a place:

Or alternatively, ring our reception on 0117 923 1039.

The BS3 Community Supporters Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with our news and upcoming events, sign-up to our Supporter Newsletter on the home page and receive a monthly update by email. Take a look at our latest news round-up in our recent supporter newsletter

Supporters Newsletter May 2023

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LGBT Cafe meet up

There’s a new location for our LGBT Café meetup. The group will be meeting at The Tobacco Factory Bar in the snug, every Tuesday between 10.30 and 12pm. Everyone is welcome. Please contact for further information.

School Room Cafe opening hours

Monday                          9am – 5pm 

Tuesday                        9am – 5pm

Wednesday                9am – 5pm

Thursday                      9am – 4pm

Friday                              9am – 2pm

Come and sample our ever changing delicious menu or just relax with a cuppa!

BS3 Community Early Years Award “Bristol Eating Better”

We have been awarded GOLD award for Bristol Eating Better!

We have achieved 94% of the Bristol Eating Better Early Years Award actions, designed to increase the availability of healthy food and promote sustainability. This includes actions to help the setting become Sugar Smart. Tuck-in everybody!



Read the recent Reports BS3 Community has contributed to or been featured in

What’s new


Monday Club

Our Monday Club for older people runs every week 11.30am until 2pm. The session includes a homecooked two-course lunch with hot drinks, all provided by our café. If you or someone you know is feeling isolated, the club is great way to connect, talk and share. Get in touch to book your place:

LGBT café group for older people every Tuesday 10.30am till 12pm, meeting in the Snug, Tobacco Factory BS3 1TF.  Contact for more information.

We want to say a big thank you to all our donors. The gift of giving feels so significant right now and the impacts donations have for the people using our services is huge. We are so grateful for donations from local businesses such as Barratt Homes, Baileys of Bristol and Redcliffe Parish, to name a few.

We have also received donations from local people’s energy rebates, so to support others in the community this winter. Donations to BS3 Community Development enable the crucial work we do, directly impacting the community, supporting children with SEND needs to thrive in our care, or giving families access to food and medicines. To donate you can go to the donate button our home page, here