St. Cuthbert's Hall


Like the Church, the Hall is a splendid building dating back to Victorian times, listed for its architectural merit.

But it's also a resource for the 21st century. Recent extension work and renovations - funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Charitable Trusts and local fund-raising - have provided up-to-date facilities for a range of purposes.

Click here to view our Hall Brochure.

Regular activities include:
Parent and Toddler Group: Fridays from 9.30a.m.
Luncheon Club: Pam Hudson - Tel. 01207 506148
Sunday School: Carol O’Malley - Tel. 01207 561884
Mother’s Union: Mary Mitchell - Tel. 01207 508174
1st Benfieldside Brownies: Fiona Bell - Tel. 01207 590789
Girl Guides
Handbell Ringing: Sammie Hewlett - Tel. 01207 503004
“One in Seven” Drama Group: Jim Hollingsworth - Tel. 01207 509869

The Hall has its own management structure as a community resource and is used by a variety of groups and other organisations.


What do we offer?
St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall has comfortable and accessible facilities on two floors - ground level and lower level. Access to both levels is provided by way of a wheelchair ramp through a landscaped garden from the adjoining car park.

Main level
The ground floor (upstairs) consists of a large hall with a stage at one end. Adjacent to the hall is a fully-equipped kitchen with large oven, microwave, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery. Toilets - including a disabled toilet with baby-change facilities - are also to be found on the ground floor.

Lower level
Our latest facilities are located in the Hall’s lower level. Access from within the Hall is by way of a staircase. Disabled access is provided by a ramp through the garden leading directly into Room 1 (the large meeting room) - or directly from Church Bank into Room 2 (the medium-sized room).

The lower level contains three meeting rooms, a disabled toilet and a small galley kitchen.

The two larger rooms are suitable for meetings, courses and workshops. The smallest is especially suitable for one-to-one counselling and small group meetings.


Hire charges & room sizes
St. Cuthbert’s Hall is available for Children’s Parties (upper hall), meetings, classes, workshops, courses… for the whole community and for family celebrations.

Large Upper Hall
£15 per hour
Affiliated users - £9 per hour

Lower Level

Room 1: 20’ x 16’6”
£12 per hour
Affiliated users - £8 per hour

Room 2: 16’3” x 14’
£9 per hour
Affiliated users - £6 per hour

Room 3: 10’6” x 9’6”
£6 per hour
Affiliated users - £4 per hour

Affiliated Community Groups
User groups serving the community over an extended period may wish to affiliate to the Hall. The cost is just £60 a year to qualify for reduced rates as shown above.


Introductory Offer...
… for non-affiliated users.

Book six sessions in any part of the Hall at half the usual price.
The six sessions at the discount rate must be taken within three months of the first booking.

For booking arrangements,
contact Mrs. Linda Short 01207 503750

Registered with the Charity Commissioners
Charity No. 1070977 - ST CUTHBERTS CHURCH HALL, BENFIELDSIDE