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 fully accessible 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.


Community Centre Worker - Saturdays
Hours of work: 9 am till 4 pm on Saturdays.
Pay:  £8.70 per hour

Main purpose of the job:
To ensure supervision and access to the Centre during Saturday shift.
To signpost and respond to requests (over the phone and face to face) regarding room set up, room availability, local services, our projects and events.
To ensure a high standard and good appearance and cleanliness of the rooms, kitchenettes, toilets and its environs.
To act as a key holder and take payments.

As part of a small staff team it is essential that the candidate is reliable, self-motivated, enjoy working in a busy environment, can organise and prioritise own workload, is proactive and available to work every Saturday. Some experience of the operation of facilities, lone working, cleaning and dealing with the public is essential.

Closing date: 7th May 2017
Interviews: 16th May 2017

Please download the Application pack below and return the forms to Alison Saunders on alison@stwerburghs.org.uk
Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Werbuzz Community Garden Project

Our new exciting project is all about creating a buzz in the Centre, and outside! We would like to transform our car park into a community garden, play and event space for everyone! Imagine lush greenery, kids interacting and learning about plants and bugs, and some lovely seating in the sun!

Have you got any ideas or comments? Please get in touch and share them with us! 

E-mail Goska on director@stwerburghs.org.uk or pop into the Centre and write your comments on the notice board in the main Lobby opposite the reception.