Welcome to Bristol Commonwealth Society

Close to the BBC and with private parking Commonwealth
House lies at the very heart of Whiteladies Rd.


Our Mission & Approach

Inclusion and respect for all.

Our Objectives:

    • To raise awareness of the Commonwealth, its peoples, cultures and histories
    • To promote social inclusion
    • To celebrate diversity
    • To support initiatives which reflect our values

We believe our City’s strength lies in its diversity and we are committed to promoting equality and respect through open dialogue, education and inspiration.  As a registered charity we support initiatives which align with these objectives and we welcome contact from groups with similar values who are seeking a project partner or a meeting space. 

Together we can make a difference. 

Committee & Trustees



Did you know that a third of the world’s population live in member nations and 6 out of 10 of those people are under the age of 30 years old. That’s around 640 million young voices!

The Commonwealth is a voluntary organisation made up of 56 countries which together form one of the largest influences for soft power in the world.  Members of the Commonwealth come from territories in every continent and ocean of the globe representing many races, languages and religions. It is home to around 2.6 billion people, a third of which is under the age of 30. 

The Commonwealth promotes the liberty of the individual and equal rights for all citizens regardless of race, colour, creed or political belief and their inalienable right to participate by means of free and democratic political processes in framing the society in which they live.

The Commonwealth has also long been at the frontline for action on critical environmental issues through the adoption of the Commonwealth Climate Change Programme and in 2018 the Commonwealth Blue Charter which is committed to rid the oceans of plastic and to ensure resources are used in ways that cause no further damage to the planet.

Room Hire

Set in the heart of Clifton our Grade II listed building is the ideal venue for both private celebrations and corporate hire.  Our stylish and contemporary event space offers modern audio visual equipment, telephone conference facilities and Wi-Fi throughout.  On-site catering is available for any occasion from business meetings through to formal and informal dining.  Use of our attractive bar area is included in all room hires and our adjoining car park offers free parking.

Clifton is well placed for transport links and our premises are close to the University of Bristol, the BBC and various local attractions, along with a variety of shops and restaurants.  There are a number of hotels nearby and clients who book our facilities benefit from discounted rates at Beech House luxury holiday apartments.

All booking enquiries

Tel: 0117 973 4720 Email: info@bcsbristol.org.uk

Where are we located?

Close to the BBC and with private parking Commonwealth House lies at the very heart of Whiteladies Rd.  We are just a short walk from the University of Bristol, Clifton Down train station and bus links to the City centre.