Our Services

Our services

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 office@stwerburghs.org.uk.

  1. Raking & Baking

    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 office@stwerburghs.org.uk.

    Visit our Raking & Baking page to to find out more about the course and date of our upcoming courses.

  2. SEND activities for families

    SEND activities for families

    Yoga Class for Parents & Carers (SEND)

    A weekly yoga class for parents & carers of children with additional educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

    Monday Mornings 10 am – 11 am

    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. The class is free for parents who are refugees or asylum seekers.

    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 955 1351 or office@stwerburghs.org.uk



  3. Warm Welcome Thursday Drop-In

    Warm Welcome Thursday Drop-In

    Warm Welcome Drop-In

    Each Thursday 10am- 2pm.

    A space to drop in, get advice, relax and chill in an open and warm community hub with free facilities. Bring a friend to share a cuppa, a bite to eat and be able to save you money.

    • Free warm packs including cosy blankets & hot water bottles
    • Free sim card with data
    • Access to benefits, energy top up and money advice via Citizens Advice Bureau and Clean Slate
    • NHS Talking Therapies drop-ins: 18th Jan, 15th Feb and 21st March
    • Available January – March 2024
  4. St Werburghs Foodshare

    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 12-2pm. We ask for a suggusted donation of £3 each week which help go towards the long term sustainability of the project. It is about uniting our community and being able to share what’s on our tables. We are very grateful to the The Household Support Fund who are currently part 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 foodbank@stwerburghs.org.uk

  5. Festive Friends

    Festive Friends

    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.

    We are extremely grateful to the generous support of the current Festive Friends event sponsors John James Bristol FoundationSt Monica Trust and Beesting Digital.

  6. Welcoming spaces

    Welcoming spaces

    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 office@stwerburghs.org.uk or ask at the Reception.


  7. Easy PC – Free Digital Support

    Easy PC – Free Digital Support

    Easy PC takes place every Monday from 10am–4.30pm with Steve.  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 office@stwerburghs.org.uk  or call 0117 955 1351.

    Easy PC and our other Digital Inclusion services are funded by the St Monica Trust Digital Inclusion Fund.

  8. Accessible Public Computers and Wi-Fi

    Accessible Public Computers and Wi-Fi

    Digital Inclusion

    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.

  9. Tai Chi for over 50s

    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.

  10. Over 50s Art Club

    Over 50s Art Club

    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


  11. St Werburghs Business Hub

    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 office rental: £30 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.

  12. Capacity building

    Capacity building

    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


  13. CURRENTLY POSTPONED **St Werbees Stay & Play**

    CURRENTLY POSTPONED **St Werbees Stay & Play**


    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.

sunflowers outside SWCC

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