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

We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between groups and organisations in the community. In support of this, we run various events and projects, current to include Raking & Baking, Tai Chi for over 50's, Easy PC (computer classes), Picnic in the Park and 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 1972 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 to hire a meeting room, run a regular class, hold a business conference or host a family party - St Werburghs Centre has plenty of space for it all.

The newly refurbished rooms 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 newly built, eco-friendly and modern annexe at the rear consists of four rooms with underfloor heating, which can be used either as community spaces, training rooms or offices.

The new annexe building has a bank of Photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into power. There is a display that shows how much power we are generating, the total so far and the amount of CO2 saved. There is also a Sedum (grass) roof on the new annexe building. This provides a high level of insulation and in addition reduces the level of rainwater entering the drains. The walls are also well insulated with ‘Warmcell’ which is manufactured from 100% recycled waste paper. Ceiling lights in the annexe are also environmentally friendly, using sunlight tubes designed to capture and intensify natural daylight.

A summary of prices and description of all rooms can be found on our Facilities page or click here to view a PDF of our brochure.

Apply to become our Trustee

Always wanted to get involved in a thriving community hub like ours? Now is your chance! 

St Werburghs Community Association are seeking up to three new trustees to help us in an exciting and challenging new chapter.

We are currently exploring the possibility of developing a Community-Led Housing project and seek help and expertise within assets, housing, acquisition, construction and engineering. 
We are also seeking local residents who are looking to support our day-to-day operations, are well-networked locally and understand the challenges of running a charity and a social enterprise. The desirable skills include the following areas: facilities management, community engagement, financial analysis and marketing.
Trustees play a key role in ensuring SWCA achieves its mission and objectives and oversee the organisation’s strategic development. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with this busy, forward looking Community Centre and want to find out more and would like to chat about the trustee roles please contact Goska Ong, Centre Director on director@stwerburghs.org.uk