The Village Hall

The Hall was originally opened in 1913 after a two-year building period. The idea for a village Club and finance came from Bishop Wilkinson who lived nearby in the Court after his retirement.
The Hall was completely redeveloped in 2000, and now complies with all current legislation, with easy wheelchair access to all areas, and includes full central heating throughout.

It is still primarily a community Hall for the Villagers, but welcomes considerate outside users, if the booking schedule permits. This is particularly the case during the day. The Chant Room provides an ideal venue for small meetings.

Available Facilities

The Main Hall has a 2.5m fixed stage at one end a clear floor area of 14.5 x 5.25m. The stage area can be extended 5m or more by using available sectional stage units. In addition by re-arranging the stage sections a cat walk for fashion shows can be set up.

A comprehensive stage lighting and audio system can also be hired if requested thereby simplifying the process of setting up stage shows.

Hire of the Hall includes the use of the fully equipped Kitchen catering for up to 60 settings, which can accessed from the outside.

The Main Hall is licenced for:-

  • 140 people when used for dancing and for a seated audience.
  • 60 people when seating at tables
  • 70 when used for dancing and seating provided at small tables.
  • The maximum number on the premises at any one time is 185 persons

The Chant Room

The Main Hall is connected via an internal ramp to the upstairs Chant Room (Chair lift available)
and is also accessible from the outside. There is seating available at tables for up to 25 persons.

It is separately serviced with its own small kitchenet, fully equipped to provide light refreshments.
The room also has all the necessary electrical and telephone connections for presentations and a hearing loop system is available in both the hall and the Chant Room, there is also a small office equipped with a telephone connection and sink. Outside there is limited parking for disabled and Hall users to load and unload equipment.

To the rear of the Main Hall can be found a west facing patio where small groups of users can enjoy their refreshments in the open air.

Bookings and Hire Charges

Bookings or enquiries can be made by contacting Ali Smith (Tel 07789 762179 or Email

Management Committee             
(Reg. Charity No.287213)

  • Regular User – those booking 10 sessions or more.
  • Hourly Rate: Maximum 2 hours hire, thereafter sessional hire rates apply.
  • Hire of Tables, for use off the premises       £1.75 each (Max 2 days off premises)
  • Hire of Chairs, for use off the premises       £0.60 each (Max 2 days off premises)