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Pippins Community Centre

Community Hub and Room Hire in Axminster, Devon

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Crowdfunder News:
We did it!

Our first ever Crowdfunding appeal was a success, raising £7,740 + Gift Aid to re-paint and repair our beautiful historic building. Thank you for your support!


About Pippins

A warm and welcoming community hub in the heart of Axminster

Welcome to the Pippins Community Centre! Founded in its present form in October 2016, our lovely historic building is a bustling hub for the local community and home to a wide array of community groups and support services. Check out What's On

We have several comfortable and well-equipped rooms available to hire for birthday parties, events, meetings and groups, including our light and airy cafe-style community room - visit the Room Hire section to browse rooms and facilities or contact us with a booking enquiry

Looking for a new project? Have a look through our current Volunteering opportunities

Navigate your way around our website to discover all that we have to offer at Pippins!



We've worked hard to ensure our venue is COVID-secure.

View our venue Risk Assessment

Groups currently meeting at Pippins are shown below in green.

Many of the other groups and services are offering remote support, please contact them directly for further information.

We remain OPEN during the lockdown period 5th Nov - 2nd Dec to run support groups and essential community services.

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What's on at Pippins

Groups currently meeting at Pippins are shown in green


Mondays 11.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.00pm


Support group based around singing, for expectant mothers and parents with babies and toddlers, singing songs from all over the world.


Renew Well-being Cafe

Coming soon! Renew Well-being Cafe: a safe and creative space where it’s ok not to be ok.

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2nd and 4th Monday of the month
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Axminster Memory Cafe

A friendly and informal cafe where people with memory problems and their carers can chat over refreshments, receive information, and take part in activities if they wish

Days/times tbc

Conversational English Language Lessons, French Lessons & Latin Lessons

Currently being delivered remotely via video call with local tutor Eileen.

Language classes for anyone wishing to improve their conversational and written English, French or Latin.

Tuesdays 10.00am - 2.00pm

The Axminster Hub

Drug and alcohol service offering support to over 18s who wish to address drug or alcohol use

Tuesdays (Term-time)
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Axminster New Youth Club

A fun and safe place for 11-16 year olds to get together with new activities each week

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
10.00am -11.30am

Axminster Community Cafe

Next date: Dec 16th TBC

Pop on down to our friendly community cafe from 10.00 with tea, coffee, cake and conversation. All welcome!

Third Wednesday of the month
09.30am - 12.00pm

Podiatry/Chiropody Clinic

Free, drop-in service for people who are not eligible for NHS care or unable to access NHS care, and those who do not have the means to access private podiatry care.

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Singing Matters

Friendly and fun singing group, new members welcome at the beginning of each term

09.00am - 12.00pm

Axminster Job Club

Free drop-in service offering wide-ranging support to jobseekers. Support available during 'lockdown 2' via axminsterjobclub@gmail.com

9.00am - 12.00pm

Citizens Advice 

Free, impartial and confidential advice and information on a range of issues

9.00am - 11.00am

East Devon Benefits Surgery

Drop in for benefits advice from the East Devon Benefits Surgery team - no appointment necessary

Thursdays (term-time only)
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Axminster Home Educators

Group for home-educated children and their parents and carers to meet and take part in a wide variety of activities

6.00pm - 8.00pm


Resuming face-to-face sessions at Pippins from 7th December. 
Headlight provides a friendly, non-clinical space for young people who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues, and their families

10.00am - 11.30am

Axminster Baby Cafe

A friendly space for parents & little ones. On top of coffee, snacks & company, we offer trained breastfeeding help, cloth nappy hire and a sling library!

Fridays (term-time)

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Little Pips 

Friendly baby and toddler group - play, hands-on activities, songs and snacktime for preschool-aged children accompanied by their parents or carers


6.00pm - 9.00pm

The LIFE Community

Temporarily meeting via Zoom and breakaway support groups.
Friendly Christian community, sharing life together. Join us on Friday evenings where we cook, eat and explore faith together. All welcome!

10.30am - 11.30am

Axminster Methodist Church

The Axminster Methodist Church congregation meets weekly for worship on Sundays, as well as for monthly ecumenical services

Upcoming Events

  • Pippins Community Centre Open Day
    Date TBA
    Pippins Community Centre
    Date TBA
    Pippins Community Centre, Lyme Road, Axminster EX13 5AZ, UK
    We can't wait to show you what Pippins Community Centre has to offer - date to be announced soon.

Room and Venue Hire in Axminster

View our selection of rooms available to hire in Axminster at affordable rates. We'd be delighted to show you around our centre - contact us for all booking enquiries or to arrange a visit.

Available for:

- Birthday parties 

- Celebrations & events

- Corporate hire

- Meetings

- Groups

- Courses & Training

Our centre has rooms on two floors and benefits from a lift, accessible toilets and use of comprehensive kitchen facilities as well as a lovely enclosed garden. We have our own car park with disabled/priority parking bays.

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Community Room, Cafe Space & Garden

Spacious and versatile function room/hall in Axminster suitable for family birthday parties, celebrations, wedding receptions, functions, community groups, corporate hire and much more with:

Four comfy sofas

Kids' area with play kitchen and complimentary craft/drawing materials

8 x tables & 28 chairs (more can be added if required)

Breakfast bar with 8 x bar chairs

Full kitchen and cooking facilities

Large interactive TV (suitable for displaying presentations, streaming from a laptop or device,TV & film)

Enclosed garden area with picnic tables

2 x gazebos available to hire

Weekdays £12.50 per hour charity and community group rate /  £15 per hour commercial user rate

Saturdays - hire by the session: £40

08.00 - 12.00 morning

13.00 - 17.00 afternoon

18.00 - 22.00 evening

Sunday hire - please contact us to discuss requirements


The Cunningham Room (Room 5)
Meeting Room

Light and airy medium-sized meeting room

Seats 12 - 15 around tables

Ideal for meetings

2 x two-seater sofas and coffee table


Projector available on request

Access to shared kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and microwave

£10 p/h - charity/community group rate

£12.50 p/h - commercial user rate

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Room 7

Office-style practical meeting or work space

Ideal for hot-desking

Limited availability throughout the week  - please contact us to discuss your day/time requirements

2 x desk-style tables each with an office chair

2 x tub chairs

Three-seater sofa

More chairs can be added if required

Access to shared kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and microwave

£10 p/h - charity/community group rate

£12.50 p/h - commercial user rate

Community Resources

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Terracycle Recycling Point

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Private Gym at Pippins


Meet the Pippins team

Rev Kay d'Albertanson Axminster Pippins

Rev Kay d'Albertanson

Centre Director, Pippins Community Centre
Minister of The LIFE Community, Axminster
Chaplain, Axminster Police

Contact Pippins Community Centre

Pippins Community Centre, Lyme Road, Axminster, Devon,
EX13 5AZ

01297 631824

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Proud Sponsors

Pippins Community Centre proudly sponsors Millwey Rise AFC Under 15s football team


Website photography by kind donation from Katherine Newman Photogaphy

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