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. You can see a map on our contact page.
We encourage our climbers to arrive via public transport, bike or on foot where possible as on-street parking is limited. After 6pm you can park in the nearby Better Food Company car park. For cyclists, we have a number of bike racks outside.
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 (soon to be) 5 centres.