City of Bristol
High Sheriffs Awards
City of Bristol
Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that helps donors in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to support the local causes and charities they care about and make an impact through their giving. It manages the High Sheriff's Fund.
Set up in 1987, Quartet uses its expertise to identify issues of importance to its donors and award grants on their behalf to community charities and voluntary groups making a real difference to people's lives. You can find out here about how to give through Quartet or how to apply for a grant.
Bristol Cathedral is one of England's great medieval churches, originating as an Augustinian Abbey, founded c. 1140. It remains a religious, social and cultural centre at the heart of the city and many important events take place there. The present Dean is The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, MA
St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists. It was built between 1821 and 1823 and was the city’s first building in the Greek Revival style. St George’s Bristol has been a concert hall for the past 30 years.
The present church is a Grade I listed building that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, said by Elizabeth I to be ‘The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England’. It hosts Rush Sunday, one of the highlights of Bristol's civic calendar, upholding a tradition which goes back over 500 years with those attending carrying nosegays and the floor of the church strewn with rushes.
St Monica Trust is nationally recognised for the high quality sheltered accommodation which is provided in Bristol and North Somerset-based retirement villages. Monica Wills was the chairman of St Monica Home’s first council. The first building on the edge of Bristol’s Clifton Down was opened in 1925. Monica herself is rightfully credited as being the driving force behind the creation of St Monica Trust.
An exciting and dynamic new amateur orchestra for Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild and led by Pamela Bell, the Orchestra gives three concerts each year at St George's Bristol, as well as performing at special events such as fundraising concerts and corporate functions across the City of Bristol and West of England.
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe.