About Us

The Horfield Families Group, which started in 1953, is affiliated with the Mothers' Union and was originally called Horfield Young Wives. At the beginning it was formed to give young mums a break whilst members of the Mothers' Union looked after their children for a couple of hours in the afternoon once a month. They had speakers, outings and parties for the children. Over the years the group has evolved and changed to become Horfield Families, and we now meet in the evening on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding August). 

Over the years we have raised money for several charities including £1000 for the Great Western Air Ambulance in 2009. We also feel privileged to have a leaf on the Tree of Life at Ronald Macdonald House in Kingsdown in recognition of the support we have given them in the form of a hamper each Christmas.

We have a Christmas shopping coach trip every November and have visited various destinations including Worcester, Winchester, Salisbury and Exeter. In recent years we have also had three summer trips  to Stratford-upon-Avon, St Fagans National History Museum and Windsor Castle.

Our speakers each month entertain us on various topics  some amusing, some serious. We occasionally have activity evenings which in the past have included indoor curling and Keep Fit. Instead of a meeting in June each year, we usually visit a garden, an historical house or have a guided walk; in 2011 we had a Treasure Hunt around the Bristol Harbourside.

We are a close-knit, very friendly group who meet in the Horfield Parish Church Hall, Bristol on the second Wednesday in the month from 7.45pm and welcome new members of all ages.