The Church is a climbing centre built inside St Werburgh’s – an atmospheric fifteenth-century church. The building has a fascinating history as the entire building was relocated from Corn Street to Mina Road in 1879. The area only became known as St Werburgh’s after the building moved there. It stopped functioning as a church in 1988.
In 1992 Undercover Rock (UCR) opened this location as Bristol’s first indoor climbing centre – one of the first in the UK. UCR was purchased by TCA in 2016 and renamed as The Church.
Our centre is based in the St. Werburgh’s area of north-east, central Bristol. Click the map icon in the footer to see the centre’s location on Google Maps.
We encourage our climbers to arrive via public transport, bike or on foot where possible as on-street parking is limited. If you are part of a group please consider car sharing to reduce the pressure on car parking around the centre. If you do need to drive please allow additional time to find a parking space.
The TravelWest journey planner shows you the best walking, cycling and public transport options for getting to us. TravelWest is a travel information service in the West of England, they also provide free travel support including loan bikes, cycle training, journey planning and bus taster tickets – click here to apply.
If you cycle to The Church, we have a number of bike racks at the front of the building and lockers inside for you to leave your belongings.
PART OF THE TCA FAMILY
Once you have completed forms to climb at The Church, you will be able to climb at other TCA centres – as long as you have completed the appropriate forms for bouldering or roped climbing. A TCA pass will give you access to all 5 centres.