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. 


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.


2020 Announcements


Job Vacancy at St Werburghs Community Centre

We are looking for an Employment Advisor on a fixed term contract to end March 2021. This post is funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. We are looking for a professional and experienced Employment Advisor, to develop the Employment Advice Service as part of our response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

18.75 hours per week, Wednesday and Thursdays, Friday mornings 
Salary: £12.85 per hour

The main purpose of the job is to ensure the safe and effective operation of the service for all stakeholders, providing employment advice and guidance to individuals on a personalised basis. Delivering one-on-one, face to face advice sessions by appointment and complying with Covid secure guidelines.
The Employment Advisor will develop key partnerships with local partners including projects and organisations based at the Centre to access appropriate opportunities for the people they are supporting. They will also provide signposting to relevant associated support services such as benefits advice, housing, economic wellbeing. As part of a small staff team, it is essential that you are reliable, self-motivated and enjoy working in a busy environment.

Closing date: Sunday 15 November, Interviews: Thursday 19 November. To start as soon as possible

Please note we do not accept CVs. To apply download the application pack JD Appl Form and here  and email alison@stwerburghs.org.uk

New Food Bank Service
The Community Food Share has been set up as a small scale project in response to the difficulties faced by many in our neighbourhood. It provides food essentials to local families from donations in the local area. Essentially it is about uniting our community and being able to share what’s on our tables.
COVID-19 has brought disruption and uncertainty to family life. St Barnabas school saw that the Community Food Share needed to be made more widely available to all those in connection with the school in this tricky time and have made this project a reality. We have now gone one step further by providing a food bank service at the Community Centre.
Donation drop-off:Wednesdays 10am-12pm & Thursdays 11:30am-1pm
Visit the website here for more details. You can also donate by clicking here.