Posture Me Right Pilates

Mondays 10am – 11am, 11.15 -12.15pm

Wednesdays 10am – 11am, 11.15 -12.15

Wednesdays 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Contact: Rachel Russell – 07952 941531

Stretch & Tone Aerobics Class

Tuesdays 9.30am – 10.30am

Wednesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact : Guy Patton

Art Club

Mondays at 2pm to 4pm


East Devon Dance Academy & Tap Dance

Mondays 7pm – 7.45pm

Tuesdays 5pm – 8.15pm

Thursdays 4pm – 7.40pm

Saturdays 9am – 12 noon

Contact: 01395 577088

Poetry Please!

every third Wednesday at 2pm to 4pm

Contact: 01395 743460

The East Devon Talking Newspaper

Tuesdays 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: Wendy Eagles, Registrar

07552 76638

South Coast Vocal Practice with Alex Paulton

by appointment: contact: 07841 519630

Herb Garden sale of herb plants

Weekly on Friday 2.15pm – 5.15pm

Katie: 07890 589826

Exercise With Sharon

Friday 9.30am – 11.30am

07791 973321

SAVE Food Hub

Fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away can be collected free of charge from the church porch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings from 8pm.

Contact: 07522 278699 or

OASIS Drop-in Cafe

Free of charge and open to all. Wednesdays 12.45pm to 2.15pm

Contact: 07977 469882 or

Unitarian Worship

2nd and 5th Sundays each month

Here is an opportunity for you to pursue your own path within the community. Unitarians welcome truth-seekers of all faiths and none.

The Sid Valley Food Bank maintains an outpost for collection of tinned and packaged food in the old vestry at Dissenter of Sidmouth as an emergency response to austerity in 2010

Contact: 07936 917507

A Wedding Venue that is free from religious regulation and from all but minimum state interference. Customise your ceremony – religious, secular,same sex, traditional, low-cost or luxury.

Contact: 01395 519292

Dissenter of Sidmouth – at the centre of Sidmouth – is now managed by a range of organisations as a co-operative Community hub, comprising the original Meeting House, and an attractive hall built as a memorial to Annie Leigh Browne in 1938, with a larger Dance Studio (originally the 19th century School room).

Many groups share these facilities. Users take joint responsibility for the safety, security and maintenance of the buildings, grounds and equipment and meet with the Trustees as a cooperative management team every three months.
We are investing in reducing our carbon footprint and minimising waste.

Dissenter of Sidmouth is the focus for creative activity, intellectual enquiry and political debate.
Our range of indoor and outdoor locations accommodate occasional public meetings, “meet the author” book launches, rehearsals for performing artists, table tennis, fund-raising events and self-organised parties for children, young people and the young in heart, as well as demonstration experiments as part of the annual Sidmouth Science Festival.
Dissenter is a venue for singing tuition and public concerts by the South Coast Vocal Practice

Sidmouth civic arboretum is making use of our grounds to enhance the entrance to the town with specimen trees in the lawned garden in front of the meeting house and in the disused Dissenters’ burial ground (now a Peace Garden commemorating the early 21st century lay leaders Elizabeth and Hugh Barlow). The inner courtyard garden has been used for a range of open air projects. Our grounds provide recreational space for the town’s workers throughout the week, and opportunities for therapeutic gardening as well as public access to what is not an official “public toilet”.

Our Dance Studio is regularly used by the East Devon Dance Academy for tap and modern dance, while other organisations offer African Contemporary Dance, Bhangra Bollywood Dance, Keep Fit, and Pilates classes.
The Dance Studio is also a polling station when needed.

The Leigh Browne memorial room is the meeting place for the Poetry Group founded by a previous minister Rev. Brian Packer. Poets and readers meet each month. Participants choose a published poet to make selections from, and identify a common theme for poems to be shared at the following meeting.
There are regular meetings of a Quaker Study Group, the Sidmouth Arboretum group, and a film club; with periodic meetings of the East Devon Constituency Labour and Liberal Democrat parties and the East Devon Independent Alliance. There are also occasional meetings of the Vision Group for Sidmouth and other civic societies, residents’ associations and campaign groups such as Extinction Rebellion.
The Leigh Browne room is a reading room with a substantial library of theology, philosophy, history, science and feminist books and journals.

The annual Sidmouth Folk Festival uses all parts of “Dissenter of Sidmouth” for children’s workshops, concerts, fundraising for charities and the sale of musical instruments.

Free Wi-Fi is available in all parts of Dissenter (password: “Community”). Two upright pianos are available for public use.

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