Welcome

We’re crowdfunding to move our Bakehouse and Cookery School into exciting new premises. Find out more here, and donate here.

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 and bakery, grow vegetables in our garden, offer affordable meeting room and venue hire,  provide free ESOL classes, and offer volunteering 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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