WELCOME TO ST WERBURGHS CENTRE

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. 

OUR FACILITIES

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.

   

2021 Announcements

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.

These 3 Centre Assistant roles will focus on different aspects:
Communications & Outreach
Finance
Facilities & Maintenance

Job Role Information

Hours: 25 per week - with up to 10 hours on the focus area
Shifts: Monday - Friday: day time between 8.30 am & 5 pm, Evening between 4.30 pm & 10 pm
Weekend - Day time between 8.30 am - 4 pm, Evening 3.30 pm & 10 pm (sometimes later).

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.

Applications Deadline: Friday 21st May
Interviews to be held: week beginning 24th May
To start ASAP - early June

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 CVs.


Full 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 Opportunties Form

Covid-19 Secure Venue

We can't wait to have you back at the Centre and looking at the Government roadmap out of lockdown it shouldn't be long now. The Centre is a Covid-19 Secure venue and we have taken these measures to keep everyone safe:

  • One way system, hand sanitisers, cleaning routines, protective screens, staggering arrivals, ensuring maximum room capacity and following the Government guidance for activities
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If you want more information or you would like to hire a space please get in touch at office@stwerburghs.org.uk