2007 - our centenary
We celebrated our Centenary in 2007.
In the early 1900s, Congregationalists bought the house on Henleaze Lane (now Road), that had been a Catholic Convent School, and started meeting there for worship. They wanted to be ready to serve the new community that would grow as new houses were built. By 1907 they had built the present church building and committed themselves to being a Church in the new community.
To celebrate the Centenary of the acts of faith in the founding of this Church we will produce a book that tells the story of its one hundred years history. This will be published in May, the month in which our Church was commissioned to its task in Henleaze.
We’ll be celebrating this anniversary with a variety of events which we hope our neighbours in the Henleaze community will enjoy sharing:
100 Years of life in our Church 1907 - 2007.
This book is the story of Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church from the beginning. This book costs £6.99 and is published by Redcliffe Press Ltd. Books are on sale at
- Henleaze Post Office, opposite the church on Henleaze Road,
- Durdham Down Bookshop, 39 North View, Westbury Park, Bristol,
- the back of the Church.
How We marked Our Centenary
See our news and recent events page for pictures.
Arts and Crafts Open Day (March 3rd 2007)
An exhibition of local Art and an opportunity for ‘hands on’ art workshops. Fun with pottery, knitting, painting, fused glass jewellery, embroidery, calligraphy and photography.
Centenary Service (May 13th 2007)
Our centenary service to celebrate 100 years of Christian life and worship was led by our minister Tracey Lewis. Revd. Ray Adams, the Deputy General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, gave the sermon. Previous ministers also attended, including Revds. Ron Bocking, Bernard Chart and John Salisbury, together with Revds. Mary Piggot and Cyril Grant who are familiar faces in our pulpit. See the news page for photos of the centenary event. The service was followed by a centenary lunch at St Monica's home, Westbury-on-trym.
Questions and Conversations for Today.
Debates held about some of today’s issues:
- climate change (26 April, useful resources - The Stern Review , IPCC Report ),
- 'An Inconvenient Truth'. A screening of Al Gore's film about climate change, followed by discussion (October 2nd).
- spirituality - and the art of living well? (27th November).
An Outdoor Fun ‘Sports’ Day (June 24th 2007).
On this dry Sunday, we held an old fashioned sports day at the YMCA Cricket Ground, Golden Hill. Egg and spoon race, sack race, three legged race, wellie throwing, sprinting etc. were enjoyed by all ages.
Held on Sunday December 9th, in the Church. Rehearsing from 2pm. for the performance at 7pm!