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 formating 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 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 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 poppes 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 or click here to view a PDF of our brochure.



St Werburghs Community Association is recruiting for Centre Director
(maternity cover 12 months)
30 hours per week; salary between £30,785 (SCP 35) and £33,437 (SCP 38) pro rata, depending on experience
The successful candidate must have experience in Human Resources, Governance, Building Maintenance and Operations of Facilities, Fundraising and Delivery of Grant Funded Services and undertaking Business Plan actions.
Closing date: 22nd October 2017
Interviews: w/c 6th November 2017
For more information or to arrange an informal conversation please contact the current post holder Goska Ong on director@stwerburghs.org.uk

Festive Friends



Christmas can be one of the most isolating times of the year.  Nearly 1m people feel lonelier at Christmas, according to a 2016 report by Age UK.

Our group of volunteers put on this annual event to provide a free, fun social event to bring people together, hopefully creating new friendship and let them know they are not truly alone.  We take care of every detail.  We will pick people up from their houses in accessible transport, provide a hot three course Christmas meal (catering for any dietary requirements), with friendly volunteers breaking the ice and helping tables get to know each other. We provide interesting speakers from local businesses and organisations, and then finish with some entertainment, before we drop them safely home again. 

We work with a diverse range of community organisations and elderly befriending groups such as Contact the Elderly and Age UK to access the more isolated people in our community - some people who have not been out of the house for a long time.  We work very sensitively during the booking process and at the event itself to ensure that people feel safe, comfortable and enjoy themselves as much as possible. 

To book a place please call 0117 955 1351 or email office@stwerburghs.org.uk

The event costs £2600 to run.  We have so far raised £500 (from the Anchor Society) but we have a long way to go - we really need your help!