Welcome to Catworth Village Hall ...

The Village Hall is a community owned facility and is managed by a Committee, which is made up of user group representatives and elected members who act as the Trustees.
Catworth Village Hall is a registered Charity.
The Hall boasts excellent, flexible facilities and is used extensively by many local organisations and private hirers. The facilities include a large entertainment area and a fully equipped kitchen (both recently refurbished) as well as a new toilet block and car parking.
The Hall is available for hire for a number of purposes and the Committee hopes that you consider our Hall for your event.

demolition 2018

2018 Refurbishment News ...

We are nearly there!!
Bang, and the porch was gone! Volunteers demolished the old porch.
Read the latest news on our refurbishment and find out how you can help by downloading our latest refurbishment update.
Read more about our 'ambitious upgrade' in The Hunts Post.

hall from the corner

Our Location and History ...

Our address is:

Catworth Village Hall, Church Road, Catworth,
Huntingdon, PE28 0PA

and you will find us just after the church on the right hand side.

map showing Catworth and the surrounding villages
map showing the location of the village hall within Catworth

In 1847 the original building was constructed as a Church of England School and was enlarged in 1873 so that it could accommodate 150 pupils. The school's closure was announced in 1968, with pupils moving to a new school in Brington. The Church of England, as owners of the property, gave first refusal to purchase the site to the local community for use as a village hall or similar amenity. The Rev. Stanley Bridge (living at Tilbrook Rectory but Priest-in-Charge of Catworth and Covington) led the drive to purchase the building which finally happened on 15 Sep 1971 for 1000. Most of this money was raised by the Catworth Women's Institute who were the prime movers in the fund raising. In 1996 Richard Pashler gifted his field access track, between the Village Hall and the churchyard, and this allowed the car park to be enlarged. In 2010, after considerable fundraising efforts, the main hall and kitchen were refurbished and a new toilet block was built.

view of the facilities

Our Facilities ...

The Hall comprises a 5 metre by 14.5 metre space; kitchen; lobby and toilet block. Entrance can be either via the single leaf door to the South or the North double leaf doors. There are eleven 1.8 metre tables and six 0.9 metre tables; In excess of eighty chairs forty of which are padded. Heating is by an air source heat pump.
The kitchen has three sinks, fridge, oven, heating cabinets, and is heated by a wall mounted fan heater. The kitchen also has plates bowls and cutlery.
The toilets each have two cubicles and two sinks. There is a disabled toilet which also contains a baby changing table. Available by separate arrangement is a stage of up to 5 metres by 3.5 metres.

building layout
building gallery


Fundraising Postcards ... as featured on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House!

Our specially designed fundraising postcards are 50p each. They are available from The Racehorse, any member of the Village Hall Committee and at all Village Hall functions. Click here to see both sides of the card.