Welcome to Bristol Commonwealth Society



People from the Commonwealth who live in Bristol have much to share and exchange: stories, friendship and common cause.

Bristol Commonwealth Society welcomes as its members people from the Commonwealth and everyone who has an interest in this global organisation.

We aim:

  • To raise awareness of the Commonwealth’s 53 nations, their people, their cultures and their histories.
  • To support young people who want to experience what the Commonwealth has to offer and contribute to its future.
  • To promote trade and industry by encouraging Bristol businesses to develop links and partnerships with member countries.

The Society is based in a handsome Victorian villa in Clifton.  Its clubrooms are used by members for formal and informal gatherings.  There is a regular programme of events including talks, films and music.  Members meet regularly to enjoy lunch and dinner or a relaxing drink in the bar.

Our main meeting room and bar are available for hire by outside organisations and for private events.  A full on-site catering service can be provided.  Off road parking is available.

Bristol Commonwealth Society is a charity.  We support a range of international initiatives aimed particularly at young people.




The Bristol Commonwealth Business Network (BCBN) is pleased to announce its inaugural presence on the Commonwealth Trade Platform when it is launched in May.

The Commonwealth Trade Platform is a trading and collaboration platform enabling networking between organisations looking to do business in Commonwealth Markets. All BCBN members are welcome to register.  Membership to BCBN is currently open.

The platform has been launched as a deployment of the Commonwealth Trade Initiative by the CWEIC (Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council). The initiative’s mandate is to boost economic growth and increase trade throughout the Commonwealth. It will provide resources and commercial partners to companies expanding their footprint across the Commonwealth, in order to assist in managing challenges, and providing infrastructural and operational requirements.

Please enquire for further details to:

Chryselle Brown

T: 0117 2796507

M: 07800 894348





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The Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Mary Prior MBE JP, and the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Farouk Choudury, attending the ceremonial handover of the Commonwealth Flag in March 2014.