St Mary’s Church Hall – on Thornhill Road, NE20 9PZ – has recently been refurbished and has two rooms available for hire. The capacity of the main hall is approximately 150 people seated and around 80 to 100 if your wish to dance. The cost to hire the main hall for a one-off party is £20 per hour. For regular bookings the main hall is £18 per hour, with a discounted price of £15 per hour for new users for the first 12 months of booking (the cost will then rise to £18 per hour after the 12 months has elapsed). We allow 20 minutes setting up and clearing away time at no extra charge. You will have use of the kitchen, and on dry days, the garden. There is a PA system on request. Tables and chairs are also available. There is a piano and a raised area for use as a small stage.
The small committee room, which contains a kitchenette, will hold 20 people when seated. The cost to hire is £8 per hour.
There is ramped access to the Hall from a disabled parking space, and flat access throughout. There are ample toilet and disabled toilet facilities. To book please call Maureen Hodson on 01661 824470 between 9 am and 12 noon any weekday. We ask that all rubbish is taken off the site at the end of the hire period. Please do not use our wheelie bins as they soon become overfilled. All hall hirers must complete a ‘Hall Hire Agreement’. This is now a legal requirement.
The Church Hall is used on a regular basis for many different Church activities. Look at the Activities and Community sections of this website.
It is also used by many different community groups. If you want information about any of these groups, do not hesitate to contact Maureen Hodson in the Church Office who will put you in touch with the right person.
Activities for Children
Tiny Talk - Tuesday 1 - 2 pm and 10 - 11 am Thursday www.tinytalk.co.uk
Brownies – Friday 3.45 – 7.45 pm term time http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/
Activities for Adults
U3A - first Wednesday of month 2pm
Northumberland Wildlife Trust – first Tuesday of month 6 – 10 pm http://www.nwt.org.uk/
Red Squirrel Protection Group – as and when http://www.pontelandredsquirrels.co.uk/index.html
Clarsach Society - as and when http://www.clarsachsociety.co.uk/
Alpine Society – second Monday of month 7 - 9.30 pm
Bullocksteads Country Dancing – third Tuesday of month 7.45 - 10.30 pm
Linedancing – Wednesday 7 - 8.15 pm
Pilates – every Friday morning 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Quilters – first and third Thursday of month 2 - 4 pm
Ponteland History Society – third Thursday of each month 7 - 9.15 pm http://www.ponthistsoc.freeuk.com/.
Civic Society – Monday evenings - All the talks take place in the Church Hall and commence at 7.30 p.m. They are free to members, visitors always welcome for whom there is nominal charge. Tea/coffee provided after the talks give an opportunity for informal discussionhttp://www.pontcivicsociety.pontelandonline.co.uk/.