Main Image 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. You can also take a look at our latest timetable here. 


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 break outs 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 which 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.


Covid-19 Announcements

We have put together a list of local and city wide information, with a focus on the BS2 and BS5 area. If you would like a pdf or excel version of this document, please email office@stwerburghs.org.uk. We will update this list regularly. Please click here to download the current list.

Temporary closure of Community Centre due to Covid-19

Following the Governments advice SWCA has decided to temporarily close the Community Centre as from Saturday 21st March 2020.

It is not known when the centre will re-open again, we will be following recommended guidelines and an update will be sent out every 2 weeks. We hope shortly to bring you news on ways that we can continue to support the community during this time. Until further notice (at least until end of June), we will be closing the building to the public. Our phone line and email will still be monitored and if access is needed to the building, this can be arranged by appointment only by email to office@stwerburghs.org.uk or phone to 0117 9551 351.

If you have any questions please contact us using the above contact details. Please look after yourselves and each other during these challenging times. 

As a small charitable organisation we rely entirely on income from room and office hire and all our provision of community services is linked to restricted grant funding. Having to close our building we lose all our income and would like to ask you to consider making charitable donation if at all possible. You can donate by clicking here.

☎️☎️☎️ A dedicated telephone hotline has been launched in Bristol to help the city’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.
The We Are Bristol support phone number – 0117 352 3011 – will offer a lifeline to isolated and worried residents across the city.
Call handlers will be on available during office hours (8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday) for anyone with a wide range of needs, including obtaining food supplies, other essential items and medication. They can also help arrange follow-up support with different organisations.

Volunteering in Bristol

There are a number of ways you can volunteer in your community.

Join 'Can do Bristol' and help during pandemic. The Community Resources Team is coordinating this city-wide volunteering programme and will be linking volunteers up with project across the city in the coming weeks. Register at candobristol.co.uk today to join the growing Can Do Community. Give, Live, Love Bristol.

ACORN Coronavirus Community Support

ACORN Community Union is also coordinating a fantastic response. Coronavirus Community Support is organising local volunteers to support people in the community who need shopping, prescription collection, post and anything else they may need if they are stuck at home. If you need help or want to volunteer get in touch. Find out more