Welcome

May 2021 Update

We are delighted to be fully open once again, and to welcome everyone back to the Community Centre.

Our Cafe has reopened with indoor and outside seating, we have a range of Cookery School classes available, Room Bookings are open, and free ESOL classes are back up and running. Our Bakehouse and Gardens have been open throughout lockdown, and we also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available.

About us

We are an independent community centre in the heart of Exeter giving a warm welcome regardless of background, ability or circumstance. We offer a wide programme of activities, events and services for the local community.

We run a community café, a bakery and a cookery school; we grow vegetables look after one of the few large green spaces in the city centre; we offer affordable meeting room and venue hire;  provide free ESOL classes; act as a local heritage hub for the Eastern quarter of Exeter city-centre; and offer volunteering and work-experience opportunities across all areas of our work. 

The Sidwell Street Café
Our cafe offers fresh, delicious food cooked from scratch alongside inclusive volunteering opportunities.
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The Sidwell Street Bakehouse
Our in-house bakery specialises in sourdough, while training volunteers.
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Volunteering
Find out more about volunteering with us.
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Room Hire
A variety of rooms at competitive prices for your meeting or event.
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English Classes
Olive Tree offers free English (ESOL) language classes taught by volunteer teachers.
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Catering
A range of catering options for events at St Sidwell’s and across Exeter.
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Gardens
The only green space opening from Sidwell Street or the High Street is home to our veg garden.
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Heritage
Explore the history and heritage of St Sidwell’s and Sidwell Street.
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