St Sidwell's Community Centre

St Sidwell's Community Centre


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 and look after one of the few large green spaces in the city centre; we offer affordable meeting rooms 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. 

You can read and download our 2022-2025 strategy below.

The Sidwell Street Café

Our cafe offers fresh, delicious food cooked from scratch alongside inclusive volunteering opportunities.
Read more... "The Sidwell Street Café"

The Sidwell Street Bakehouse

Our in-house bakery specialises in sourdough, while training volunteers.
Read more... "The Sidwell Street Bakehouse"


Find out more about volunteering with us.
Read more... "Volunteering"

Room Hire

A variety of rooms at competitive prices for your meeting or event.
Read more... "Room Hire"

English Classes

Olive Tree offers free English (ESOL) language classes taught by volunteer teachers.
Read more... "English Classes"


A range of catering options for events at St Sidwell’s and across Exeter.
Read more... "Catering"


The only green space opening from Sidwell Street or the High Street is home to our veg garden.
Read more... "Gardens"


Explore the history and heritage of St Sidwell’s and Sidwell Street.
Read more... "Heritage"