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Welcome to The Beacon, Exeter

Bringing People Together

A welcoming space for all at the heart of the community

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Award winning Community Centre

The Beacon is modern community centre at the heart of Beacon Heath in Exeter, run by enthusiastic local people who care passionately about our community. We opened in May 2015 and many people visit us each week.

We provide an excellent variety of services and weekly activities to support our community, ranging from a twice weekly food bank, adult social groups, children’s and toddler groups, after school youth drop in sessionsyoga and exercise groups, community garden sessions, and craft groups. We’ve also got plenty of versatile rooms to hire to host a variety of events – whether its lively kids parties, corporate events, vibrant discos, or elegant sit-down dinners – we’ve got a space for everything.

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Make a donation

We welcome donations of clothes, shoes, books and DVDs, surplus food and financial donations to help us help the community. Find out how you can help support the work we do at The Beacon with a donation.

Food Bank

No one goes hungry. Access support with putting food on your table from Exeter Food Bank at The Beacon.

Friday Cafe

Celebrate the end of the week with us at the Friday Café. Join us for delicious sweet treats, boardgames, pool and a chat with friends.

Sports Facilities

Our enclosed multi-purpose sports courts, perfect for football, basketball, tennis and more.

Soft Play

Discover our children’s soft play facilities suitable for ages 6 months to 7 years.

Drop-in advice

Access a wide range of practical advice and support

Clothes Rack

Donate and take clothes for free from our clothes rack.

Toy Library

Our low cost fun-packed toy lending library.


Midwife appointments run by the friendly NHS midwife team here at The Beacon.

What’s On at The Beacon

Event Series Friday Cafe

Friday Cafe

The Beacon Centre

Our Friday Cafe is held in Hobnob Hall, a light welcoming hall with two pool tables and plenty of sofas to relax on with a knitting table and a jigsaw/games...

Event Series Knitt & Knatter

Knitt & Knatter

Come and make friends with others who enjoy crafts. Join our lovely Knit, Natter, Crochet and Cross Stitch group. There is a small charge of £3.00 to cover our room...

Event Series Isca Church Group

Isca Church

We are a warm welcoming church that is family to all, seeing lives transformed by Jesus. If you’re new to Exeter, just visiting or wanting to find out more about...

Event Series Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

The Beacon Centre

WHEN: Mondays: 10:30am – 12:30pm. £3.00 per session. Come along on a Monday morning and join a friendly group who love crafting and chatting! It’s a very simple idea, bring your...



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We're delighted to announce that Jaffa Cake Hall now has a bright, new floor! The tired old carpet areas have been replaced by new hard flooring to make it easier…
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Hobnob Hall


Hobnob Hall Kitchen


Party Hire Space


Jaffa Cake Hall


Custard Cream Room


Children's Soft Play Room


Jammy Dodger Suite


Rich Tea Room


Outdoor Sports Court

Unique spaces for hire

From just £6 per hour

Children's Parties
Community Groups