Welcome to the City and County of Bristol Branch of The Royal Society of St George.
Bristol was founded in the late Saxon period, the first settlers came here because of the relatively easy access by water.
By the medieval period the city was the second most important and prosperous commercial centre in the land (only London was more significant in the nation’s commerce and trading activities).
The city was awarded city and county status by royal Charter in 1373.
The earliest seal of the city of Bristol was granted to the city by King Edward I in the 12th century. The main parts of the city’s arms were granted to the city by King Edward III.
The symbolic significance of the unicorn supporters to the city’s current arms is that, in mythology, unicorns only do homage to good men. The images in the crest of the arms signify that good government depends on wisdom (the serpent) and justice (the scales) and that these are divine gifts from above (which is why the crossed arms holding the serpent and the scales arise from out of a cloud).
Ms. Peaches Golding, OBE, HM Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol
Councillor Christopher Davies, BEM, former Lord Mayor of the City and County of Bristol
Alderman Royston Griffey, JP, former Lord Mayor of the City and County of Bristol
Mrs Mary Prior, CVO, MBE, JP, former H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol
Sir James Tidmarsh, KCVO, MBE, JP, LLD, former H.M. Lord-Lieutenant
Mr D Stinchcombe MBE, MA
Tel: 0117 9616352
Tel: 0117 9723312
Tel: 01275 792143
Sunday 28 April 2019 – St George’s Day Service
11 am Christ Church Broad Street, Bristol followed by lunch nearby5 June Bristol Branch AGM, followed by supper, Riverside Youth Project, Clement Street, Easton, Bristol, BS2 9ES
Friday 5 July 2019 at 7pm Fish and Chip Supper
At Bobby’s award winning fish and chip shop, 17 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BT
Saturday 19 October 2019 – Trafalgar Day Dinner
At Riverside Youth Project, Clement Street, Easton, Bristol, BS2 9ES
Sunday 20 October 2019 – Trafalgar Day Service 11am
Christ Church, Broad Street, Bristol followed by lunch nearby
Please let the Branch Honorary Secretary, Jonathan Price, know if you intend to come so we can plan catering: