St Werburghs Community Centre is an accessible, affordable, warm, safe and welcoming space.
We offer a range of family and wellbeing support services available including digital inclusion sessions, cooking / gardening courses and a Foodshare. The Centre hosts a wide range of events and classes throughout the year. There is something for everyone at St Werburghs Community Centre.
For more information please contact us: 0117 955 1351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raking & Baking
Raking & Baking is a free 7 week cooking and gardening course which focuses on inspiring and connecting people to nature and each other. We give participants the tools to grow their own food in small spaces and learn to cook fresh, organic, seasonal food from scratch. This group runs on Thursdays 10am – 3pm.
Though the course is free, participants can contribute an optional donation towards ingredients. We use our very own perimeter garden and catering kitchen, so everything is done on site.
Raking & Baking is currently funded by the John James Bristol Foundation.
If you would like to enrol on the course please email email@example.com. Visit our Raking & Baking page to to find out more about the course and discover how our previous participants have benefitted.
SEND activities for families
A weekly yoga class for parents & carers of children with additional educational needs or disabilties (SEND)
The class will teach you simple stretches, breathing & meditation exercises to help relax the body and mind
The class is for all levels and is accessible to those who are less flexible or able bodied
We ask for a £5 donation towards the class & free spaces are available to those who can not donate
You can book your spot in the class and drop ins are welcome
Please Bring a mat if you have one.
Term time only. If you would like to book or have any questions please contact 0117 9558144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception Support and Signposting
Our Team offer informal support with CVs, cover letters, emails, scanning and printing. Also, basic proofreading and signposting to other services, where necessary.
The support is offered ‘there and then’. We are always looking for volunteers who would like to support the Reception. Tasks include data entry, help with printing, scanning and photocopying, assisting members of the public with computers and accessing information online, tidying up leaflets and notice boards. If you can spare a couple of hours regularly and would like to volunteer with us, please contact email@example.com or ask at the Reception.
Connecting our community
Festive Friends began in 2017, as our attempt to help connect older, more isolated members of our community together and reduce feelings of loneliness. The event provides 100 older people with a 3 course, sit-down Christmas dinner, entertainment, gifts and accessible transport to and from their homes. We are often joined by Avon Fire & Rescue, the Police and the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
We run this every year so do get in touch if you are interested in joining us or volunteering.
CURRENTLY POSTPONED **St Werbees Stay & Play**
**CURRENTLY POSTPONED TILL NEW YEAR****
St Werbees Stay & Play is a weekly play session for pre-school children and their grown ups. This volunteer, peer-led local group has been a great support network for those with young children, particularly during the 2020 -2021 pandemic when other services were closed.
St Werbees reflects our commitment to provide community-led spaces that strengthen community cohesion. We are currently seeking funds to continue this service. Please donate here if you are able to support this project.
Sessions take place on Wednesdays from 10 am – 11.45 am. Suggested donation £1 per child. Refreshments, books and toys are on hand for adults and children.
Easy PC – free digital support
Easy PC takes place every Monday from 10am–4.30pm with Steve, and every Friday from 10am–2.30pm with Helen. We have been running sessions here since 2013.
This one-to-one computer skills support service helps people to push past their technology fears and learn all about the internet and computers. The class also helps unemployed people who are looking for work.
The weekly classes are open to all, regardless of experience and ability. Topics covered include:
- An introduction to computers
- Learning to use e-mail
- Social media
- How to use Zoom
- Online shopping
- Internet security
If you want to improve your IT skills or just go over the basics, then this is the place for you. To book your space email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 955 1351.
Easy PC and our other Digital Inclusion services are funded by the St Monica Trust Digital Inclusion Fund.
Accessible public computers and Wi-Fi
We offer a bank of five free public computers and Wi-Fi as part of our work towards digital inclusion. We provide free access throughout the day and evening (during our opening hours). The computers are arranged on individual desk stations and separated by clear screens. The service is Covid-19 safe and you don’t need to book in advance.
If you don’t have a fixed address, don’t worry. Up to 15% of our users fall into this category. This facility is used by over hundred local people per annum, many of they look for work or access support, email and social networks.
If you need support accessing the computers, please ask for help at Reception.
Tai Chi for over 50s
Tai Chi for Older People facilitated by Dennison Joseph takes place on every Friday at 2 to 3 pm. The group has been running for over a decade and the classes provide a valuable way for individuals to stay connected as well as helping to improve mobility and physical health.
Tai Chi benefits for the elderly are well documented; improvements in balance and physical performance have been recorded. Older People who practice it regularly are able to walk more easily, have more stamina and generally enjoy their lives more.
The participants also benefit from the social aspects of this friendly and welcoming support group. Many of the participants have been involved in other projects, classes and events run by the Community Centre. They are often also happy to carry out a demonstration of their abilities at our Annual Picnic in the Park wellbeing zone.
“I moved to Bristol six years ago. Everyone I met since I met at the Community Centre. It made my world”
It is donation only class, with a suggested donation of £3. All welcome, no previous experience or referral required.
Over 50s Art Club
Participant- led club for older people on a Tuesday.
Bring along anything creative you like; Painting, knitting, embroidery, mosaics…
Refreshements and materials provided. To book, email or call
Office@stwerburghs.org.uk or ring 0117 9551351
St Werburghs Foodshare
St Werburghs Foodshare is a small-scale initiative created in response to the difficulties faced by many people in our neighbourhood. We provide food essentials to local families from donations in the local area on a Thursday. It is about uniting our community and being able to share what’s on our tables. We are very grateful to Burges Salmon who are currently funding the Foodshare.
Donations are welcome and can be left at reception in a clearly-labelled box. You can also contribute through our Foodshare crowdfund. If you would like to receive support you can sign up by emailing email@example.com.
St Werburghs Business Hub
Hire Room 6 for meetings, hot desking, coaching and therapy sessions
Light office and meeting space for up to three people. Currently set up with three desks, plus two comfortable chairs for informal meetings, therapy or coaching sessions. High speed internet and tea / coffee making facilities.
Size approx. 7.5 by 2.2 metres.
Available daily for hot desking: £10 per day
Evening hire available: please enquire
We were able to set this up with the kind funding through YTKO.
If you would like more information on growing or starting up your own small business you can find more here.
Capacity building activities can include leadership development and planning for future collaboration. At an individual level, examples of capacity building activities can consist of signposting, collaborations and mentorships.
Some of the work we have been focussing and collaborating on recently include:
Community Resilience Fund 2022
Sports Together Fund activities
Mina Rd park playground management
Reparations youth service funding
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