The Parish of Ponteland

Church Hall Activities

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.

What’s on in St Mary’s Parish Centre


10-11am Fabulous 50+ Exercise Class

10-12 noon Mothers Union (Jan-Apr & Oct-Dec. 4th Monday of month)

4.15-5pm Taekwon Do

6-7pm Fit Club by Fabulous 50+

7-9pm Mothers Union (May-Sept. 4th Monday of month)

7-9.30pm Clarsach Society (3rd Monday of the month)

7.30-8.45pm Yoga


10-11am Fabulous 50+ Exercise Class

2.30-4pm U3A Walking Scottish Dancing (2nd Tuesday of the month)

7.30-9.30pm Ponteland Village WI (2nd Tuesday of the month)

7.15-9.15pm Alcoholics Anonymous

6-10pm Wildlife Trust (1st Tuesday of the month)


10-12 noon NHS Cardio Rehabilitation

12-1pm Healthy Hearts

1.30-4pm U3A Monthly Talks/Meeting (1st Wed of the month)

4.30-6pm U3A Tai Chi

6.30-8.15pm Line Dancing

7.30-9pm Coffee Club (Twice monthly)


10-11am Tai Chi

6-7pm Rainbows (Term time)

6-9.30pm History Society (3rd Thursday of the month)

7-9pm Searchlight Fellowship group


10-11am Little Kickers

10-11.30am U3A Recorder Group (Twice monthly)

1-2pm Healthy Hearts


9.30-12.30pm Clarsach Society (1st Saturday of the month)

3pm & 7.30pm Railway Films (every 8 weeks)


4-6pm Dog Training

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