Welcome to Blackfriars Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity based in London SE1 for over 125 years that aims to create and provide community services and support. Whether you want to learn new skills or to have fun and make friends, we have something to suit you.

All of our work is guided by five aims:

  • Supporting the achievement of individual aspirations
  • Promoting physical and mental well-being and independence for all
  • Promoting learning and development - formal and informal
  • Promoting digital inclusion
  • Being a focal point in the community

Please browse our website to find out what we can do for you.

Please help us in creating opportunities for the local community. You can donate to a service of your choice or generally online at JustGiving.

BFS achieves Investors in People award!

16th December, 2014
Following interviews with a representative sample of people from the Settlement, we have been advised by our IiP Assessor that we have met the 39 criteria required to achieve the core Investors in People award.  This is very encouraging for the organisati... Read more ►

Thank You to The Shangri-La Hotel

16th December, 2014
We are delighted to say thank you to The Shangri-La Hotel for giving us a cheque of £2,088.96 representing the profits from the sales of Romeo Fox! During construction of The Shard, a fox managed to bypass security and even reached the high levels of th... Read more ►

Older People's Services December to January Newsletter

8th December, 2014
Our Older People Services are buzzing away with activities. The program varies weekly so make sure to always check out the latest newsletter or contact us for more information.... Read more ►

The Search for our Successor

1st December, 2014
The search for the successor to our director, Julie Corbett-Bird, is underway and the first round of interviews were recently conducted.... Read more ►

Blackfriars AGM 2014

20th November, 2014
This year's AGM will take place Thursday 27th November. For more detail please see the invitation and the agenda.... Read more ►

Swedish Christmas Buffet

12th November, 2014
EXCITING NEWSOur next fundraising event is on Friday 28th November. It is a “Swedish extravaganza”Nicolas Olsson spends his Summer season in Sweden running his holiday resort. Most of his off season time is spent in England. We are so blessed to ha... Read more ►