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As Coronavirus  guidelines change, we will continue to provide the safest possible environment for all our users.

To ensure the community centre remains a Covid-19 Secure Venue. We will still have masks available on entry, social distanced setups when required and the one-way system will stay in place, as well as cleaning stations in rooms. Thank you for your support. 

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. 


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

Volunteer Opportunity 

Fancy being a volunteer at St Werburghs Community Centre?

We are on the hunt for a reliable volunteer to support our Raking & Baking Project Coordinator on Thursdays at the Centre.

Raking & Baking focuses on inspiring and connecting people to nature and each other. We give participants the tools to grow their own fresh food in small spaces and learning to cook fresh, organic seasonal food from scratch.

For more info take a look at the volunteer description here. To apply email misty@stwerburghs.org.uk   with the completed application form & equal opportunities form

Kickstart Scheme

If you are aged 16-24 & receiving Universal Credit we have some exciting news for you! St Werburghs Community Association is delighted to be able to offer 3 placements under the Kickstart Scheme. 

You are welcome to come to the Centre anytime to find out if this role is for You and to ask any questions about working at the Centre. Contact us on 0117 955 1351 to arrange a chat with Alison, Rachel or Goska.

These 3 Centre Assistant roles will focus on different aspects:

  • Communications & Outreach
  • Finance
  • Facilities & Maintenance

For an informal chat about the opportunities and what it is like to work at the community centre please call  0117 955 1351 and arrange a chat with Rachel Kane, who started as Administrative Assistant is now our Digital Marketing and Communications Officer. 

Job Role Information

Hours: 25 hours a week 
Pay: £8.91 per hour (National Living Wage)
Benefits include Employability Support, access to training and learning opportunities, mentoring.
To be eligible you must be aged 16-24, receive Universal Credit & not have completed another Kickstarter placement.

****Application Deadline Extended! You can still apply, call if you have any questions 0117 955 1351****

Start Date - To Be Confirmed

To apply you need to be referred through DWP and then use the application forms below and email alison@stwerburghs.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CVsFull job descriptions & applications below:

Centre Assistant Comms & Outreach Job Description
Application Centre Assistant Comms

Centre Assistant Finance Job Description
Application Centre Assistant Finance

Centre Assistant Facilities & Maintenance Job Description
Application Centre Assistant Facilities & Maintenance

Equal Opportunities Form