Graffiti art of the words Somerford Arc.

Your Community Centre

Somerford ARC is a registered charity, set up by local residents of Somerford Estate (the Trustees), with the purpose of opening and running a much needed Community Centre.


Following the recent Government guidelines, we and our hirers are abiding by Government Tier 2 / High Alert restrictions; we are all in the process of making decisions regarding how to move forward.  More information will be posted in the next few days or so. 

Please be assured that the following appointment only support groups are still ongoing:

BCHA - Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse - Contact 01202 748 488 or

CAB Money Talks - Contact: 01202 985 104 (Monday-Friday / 10am-4pm)   or   CAB  Adviceline (England): 0800 144 8848 or  Watch the Money Talks video

If you require other support please click on Support & Advice or watch our Facebook video for more information.

You can still click on our website links to see what to look forward to in the future.



Our Story

Somerford ARC is here to provide a community facility for the purposes of recreation, education and enjoyment for the residents of Somerford and the surrounding area's.  We want to further benefit the residents of Somerford by providing opportunities for them to enhance their lives.  We provide health and fitness classes as well as promoting mental well being.  Our IT Suite, which was kindly donated by Sovereign & updated with a grant from the National Lottery Community fund, allows the community to develop their computer skills and have opportunities to do free classes such as Job Club. We try and provide services here for free or at a low cost to allow everyone to access these facilities.

To find out more about Somerford ARC, our Trustees, Facilities or you just want to learn more about the history of Somerford & Christchurch in general, please click here


Latest posts

BCHA - Meet Up for Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse

What's On

ADaPt Cafe & Co-op Local Community Fund


We are delighted to announce our ADaPt Cafe, a support group for people living with Alzheimer's, Dementia or Parkinson's & their amazing carers, has been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund.  To support us, all you have to do is become a Co-op member.  You can do this via the Co-op website or downloading the Co-op app through google play or the apple store and follow our cause.

Our Sponsors and Funders