WELCOME TO ST WERBURGHS CENTRE

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Covid-19 Update 

To ensure the community centre remains a Covid-19 Secure Venue for all our users, we are still taking precautions to keep everyone safe. 

Masks are available on entry, the one-way system will stay in place, and cleaning stations remain in every room.
 
Many of our users are vulnerable, and it is our priority to be a welcoming safe space for all our community. St Werburghs Community Association will continue to follow Public Health guidance in the delivery of all its services and venue hire. 

About us

Based in St Werburghs in East-Central Bristol, we serve the local communities of Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill wards and communities of interest across the city. The Centre is managed by the St Werburghs Community Association, which aims to provide accessible and affordable meeting rooms and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations.

We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between residents, groups and organisations in the community. In support of this, we run free events and projects, and deliver grant-funded services for local people, current to include Raking & Baking (8-week cooking and gardening courses), St Werbees Stay & Play (a weekly group for pre-school children and their grown-ups), Tai Chi for over 50's, Easy PC (one-to-one sessions and group computer classes for beginners, older people, and people who are looking for work), Picnic in the Park, Festive Friends, Open Volunteer Gardening Days and Christmas Market. We have free open access computer lab in our lobby with free wi-fi and we support people in applying for jobs online, printing and formatting CVs and writing cover letters. We also have other organisations based in the Centre who are working within the local communities.

The Community Centre has been operating on this site since 1971 and in 1999 was registered as a charity and company limited by guarantee. In June 2010 we completed £1m Capital Project and in November 2010 we achieved the VISIBLE CommunitiesTM accreditation which is a quality systems standard for the charity and community sector distributed by Community Matters. In November 2013 we won the Community Venue of the Year Award at 'Voscurs', Bristol's Voluntary & Community Sector awards. In January 2016 we have been awarded Silver in the Green Tourism 'Conference Venue' Category. 

This site should answer most questions about the Centre; please use the menu of links above to find out more, but don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd prefer to talk to someone or can't find what you're looking for. 

OUR FACILITIES

If you are looking for fully accessible meeting rooms for hire, would like to run a regular class, hold a business conference or host a family party - St Werburghs Centre has plenty of space for it all.

St Werburghs Centre offers rooms within its characterful Victorian building or contemporary and eco-friendly Annexe. Our meeting rooms for hire are all wheelchair accessible. There is a large hall with wooden floors and double-height windows, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and a variety of medium-size rooms suitable for classes, meetings or workshops. Our eco-friendly modern annexe at the rear consists of four rooms with underfloor heating, which are ideal for classes, community meetings, training or private party hire.

We have recently created a welcoming outdoor insect-themed garden for breakouts and social events. There is comfortable seating space, parasols, play equipment and raised beds for our gardening project, which provide greenery all year round. Children can get a Poppies trail from our reception to search for 93 poppies, which commemorate old scholars listed on our First World War memorial. There is a herb spiral, a bug hotel and vegetable gardens that provide crops for our cooking classes. The Neck of the Woods Cafe provides catering and bar for events as well as serves walk-in customers Monday to Saturday. 

A summary of prices and description of all rooms can be found on our Facilities page.

   

2021 Announcements

We Are Hiring!

Are you looking for work? St Werburghs Community Association has some new roles available at St Werburghs Community Centre.

Positions include a Centre Coordinator, we wre looking for somone with excellent communication and office IT skills, and for them to be responsible for managing office administration and ensuring the efficient running of bookings.

Centre Assistant role - help us as the first point of contact by welcoming visitors to the centre and facilitating a positive user experience for all who come through our doors.

There is also a range of shifts available as Duty Managers. You will ensure the safe and effective operation of the centre during activities and events. These shifts are primarily working during evening and weekend shifts.

Full job descriptions and application forms are below. Please note no CVs! Complete the job applications and equal opportunties form and send to alison@stwerburghs.org.uk

Centre Coordinator
St Werburghs Community Association is looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, capable and reliable individual for this key role.
The role is to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of events, activities, reception and administration of the Community Centre.

Centre Coordinator Job Description

Centre Coordinator Ad

Centre Coordinator Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Centre Assistant Role

Centre Assistant Job Description  Centre Assistant Job Ad


CentreAssistant Application form

Equal Opp

Duty Manger Roles - Apply by 24 October!

Duty Managers Job Description      Duty Managers Ad

Duty Managers Application Form

Stage Crew, New October Half Term Drama Club with Acting Out at St Werburghs Community Centre

Come and join Acting Out for an unforgettable day of drama fun at St Werburghs Community Centre with Stage Crew!

This drama day will encourage children to find their own voices, help develop creativity, make friends and grow in confidence all in a safe and fun environment.
The day will include games, vocal work, imagination, character development, storytelling, improvisation, teamwork and most importantly lots and lots of fun.

For: Children aged 6 – 11 years
When: Wednesday 27 October
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Acting Out have been running drama workshops, classes, and shows at community centres and schools across the city in Bristol since 2013.
They promote emotional well-being through drama offering workshops filled with improvisation imagination and fun.
www.actingoutdrama.com

If you have any queries or questions please email enquiries@actingoutdrama.com

Reserve your place now 👉 Book Here!