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About Us - Present


We have the asset and use of a modern refurbished church hall which we call The ARK.

The ARK has all mod cons which include modern central heating, up to date kitchen and toilet facilities. It also has a wooden floor which I'm told is great for dancing!

The ARK consists of a small meeting room in addition to the large hall, and together they can comfortably hold up to 80 people depending on the nature of the event. The layout was designed specifically so that both rooms have access to the kitchen, toilets and entrance so that you don't need to enter the other room if it's being used for another purpose. Having said that, usually the hall is hired for one purpose as logically you can't have a quiet meeting if there is a group of dancers or singers practising! The ARK is also suitable for people with disabilities.

Anyone can hire The ARK, and here are examples of some of the events being held here:

¤ Birthday Parties
¤ Wedding Reception
¤ Charity Meetings
¤ Music and Choral Groups
¤ Concerts / Musicals and Drama Events
¤ Anniversaries and Celebrations
¤ Dance Groups or Classes

The hire charge is £30 per session. The sessions are, Morning 9-1, Afternoon 2-6, Evening 7-11

For more information, availability or to hire The ARK, please call Paul & Sharon Barnard on 01449 721672

The Church Yard

¤ St Johns does not have a traditional church yard due to the location of the Parish Church - there isn't room on the High Street! The church burial ground is located a short distance away in Barretts Lane. Whilst this is in the jurisdiction of the Church and PCC it is seen by most residents as the town's burial ground, as there are no other burial facilities within the town. Financial assistance is kindly provided by the Town Council towards the maintenance and upkeep.

¤ Who to contact - Diane Williams