Home of the British & Commonwealth community in Rio de Janeiro.
Since the first half of the 20th century, the British community in Rio de Janeiro has owned a lovely, historic property at Rua Real Grandeza, 99, in Botafogo. Managed by the British & Commonwealth Society (BCS), it’s also home to The British School and Christ Church. This is where our close-knit community, made up of Brits, Brazilians, Commonwealth citizens and many other nationalities, gets together to educate its children, go to church and enjoy social events held by the BCS.
Our Botafogo home is a large and secure site, with shady gardens, ample parking, the traditional Jubilee Hall, the lovely Cloisters, kitchens and many other facilities. This makes us the perfect home for organizations and groups, with a British & Commonwealth link, who want to host their events here. Brits, Canadians, Indians, Malaysians, Jamaicans and any other group from the 53 Commonwealth countries are welcome to join us as members and use our space!
The BCS does many other things for the community. Welfare is a strong focus of ours, looking after people in need and supporting NGOs based in Rio. We work in close partnership with the British Consulate, and numerous international organizations in Rio.
Please contact us, via our website or Facebook page, if you’d like to join our community! 2018 will be an exciting year for the BCS!