Zion Community Art Space first opened its doors in June 2011 – and hasn’t the time flown by? We have given this much loved community building a new lease of life and we hope, provided some great events and a lovely cafe for all of you to enjoy.
We are very lucky to have two fantastic Bristol celebrities that have kindly agreed to be patrons of our community space, singer-songwriter Kate Dimbleby and radio presenter and Heart FM DJ, Paris Troy!
The last service at the Zion Methodist Church was held in August 2008. Once a focus for the local community of Bedminster Down this beautiful chapel was left derelict, after the dwindling congregation could no longer sustain its use.
In 2010 Jess Wright came across the building for sale, whilst hunting for a unique property that could house the various community projects that she had worked on over the years. Once Jess had been inside the decision was made and the long drawn out battle for planning and funding began!
Completion of the building was finalized in April 2011 and work began to restore the building as a centre for this community once again and provide Bedminster Down with a creative space for all to use.
Zion is a ‘not-for-profit’ social enterprise, all income is used to create a sustainable future for the Community Art Space, we are not funded and rely on our events and activities to fund the space. If you would like to get involved and help create a better community for everyone please get in touch, we welcome all ideas and suggestions!
Zion aspires to be a meeting place for the local residents and for visitors across the city, tea, coffee and lunches are available as well as the ‘Deli on the Down’ for special treats!
Zion provides facilities for families with a soft play area and toys, alongside regular activities for kids.
The space itself is an inspiring venue that is available to rent for meetings, parties, workshops and many other uses, we hope that everyone will enjoy their visit and recommend a trip to Zion to all their friends!