About Us

St Sidwell’s is an independent charity based in Sidwell Street, Exeter. As the name suggests, the building was originally a church but it was converted into a community centre, and has run as a secular organisation, since 2001. There is a vibrant community café, a range of meeting rooms to rent at low cost and a range of activities hosted by the community centre and various local groups.

There has been a church on the site since Anglo-Saxon Times. Although the current building was erected in the 1950’s after the site, in common with other parts of the city, was heavily bombed during WWII. During 2016-17 a Lottery funded project, ‘Discovering the lost history of St Sidwells’, captured much of the local heritage with displays, interpretation and events. This website was created as part of the heritage project. If you have any information you would like us to add, contact us on heritage@stsidwells.org.uk.