The John Venus Hall is the Church's meeting room
Situated on the eastern side of the Churchyard in Broome Hall Road, the John Venus Hall was built in 1985 to replace a wood framed and corrugated iron clad Victorian building which had originally served as the village reading room on a different site and later moved to become the Parish Hall, where the John Venus Hall stands today.
Named to commemorate our Vicar and Rector of Abinger from 1983 until his retirement in 1993, the John Venus Hall was designed by local resident John Malyan, founding partner of international architects and designers. Broadway Malyan.
The Hall is used for village events including a monthly village coffee morning and the Coldharbour talent and quiz night,s as well as for Church and Capel Parish Council meetings. It is also home to weekly Aikido classes, and houses the village polling station for local and general elections.
It accommodates at least 50 in theatre style seating and has a kitchen and disabled toilet facilities.
The John Venus Hall can be rented for any one of three periods in the day, or for a full day. The periods are
- morning (9.00a – 1.00pm)
- afternoon (2.00pm – 6.00pm)
- evening (7.00pm – 11.00pm)
The standard charge for a period is £20 for week days and £40 for weekends, with a full day (three period) charge of £50 for week days and £100 for weekends.
For further information on hiring, please contact here.