Village Hall

Kingston Village

Photo of roof and tower of Kingston Parish church, trees in the foreground

Village Hall

Kingston Christmas Fair image and link to webpage

Click to visit the

Kingston Virtual Christmas Fair 2020 page

and view the catalogue

Village Hall News

The 44th AGM of the Kingston Village Hall Management Committee was held on 24th September 2020 (by Zoom to keep everyone safe in these times of coronavirus).


• One large and one smaller hall

• Both newly refurbished

• Up to 50 people sitting

•Tables and chairs supplied

• Fully equipped kitchen

• China, glassware and cutlery

• Fridge

• Alcohol licence

• Disabled access and facilities

Hire charges per hour:

Kingston residents: Before 7pm - £5. After 7pm - £7

Non residents:         Before 7pm - £10.  After 7pm - £13

Enquiries: Sarah Wright (secretary)

01223 263500 or 0787 999 1068

Fitness Classes in Kingston

Weekly "Wellness workout" classes, suitable for adults of all ages. Core workout, weight-bearing exercise and beneficial stretching every Tuesday at 10am and 6.30pm in the Village Hall (drop in, £6.50 per session). These are being run by Jacqueline Smith of The Barn.

All welcome. CLASSES CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. Contact Jacqueline to check current arrangements

photo of Kingston ladies at fitness class

Village Hall Upgrade Project

Update 2019

Further work was carried out:

PHASE THREE - outside area and internal acoustics

Completed:  painting of the exterior woodwork; work on the south garden; repairs to courtyard fencing; replacement of the tarmac area with a surface suitable for play (funded by Kingston Parish Council), with the addition of a new hopscotch pitch (funded by South Cambridgeshire District Council).

Awaiting installation: sound absorption panels to improve the acoustics in the small hall (funding from the National Lottery Grant Fund).

PHASE TWO - Completed

Following the receipt of our ACRE loan for working capital needs and most importantly the confirmation and signing of the WREN contract, work began immediately. The photographs below show the old floor taken apart and the debris was cleared out.  Having got clear sight of the foundations and the floor, no additional significant project issues were identified, but the joists and floorboards were in a bad state of repair and had to be scrapped.

photo of work on Kingston village hall floor
photo of work on Kingston village hall floor, main hall

Our contractors quickly got the hardcore in (with help from two Marks, John and Peter) and compacted, followed one week later by the concrete pad.  At a village pub and pizza night we invited everyone to choose the exact type of floor boards from a few previously-costed options, in order to keep everyone involved and engaged.

Photo of work in progress Kingston village hall main hall floor
Photo of work in progress Kingston village hall main hall floor, concrete pads

The next stage was to carry out plumbing and electrical work.  The floorboards had to be conditioned at a reasonable temperature before laying, but finally this could be done and the new radiators were installed in early 2018.  We also have a new east window, new curtains, and new tables and chairs giving a cosier cafe-style ambience.

PHASE ONE - Completed

Our village hall is now undergoing an exciting major upgrade, which has been split into several phases. Phase 1 involved improvements to the small hall, including an extension, a new pitched roof, new toilets, a fully-equipped kitchen and a new entrance lobby which is wheelchair-accessible. The ceiling in the small hall is now much higher, giving a more open, airy feel, and we have large storage cupboards for equipment such as chairs and tables. The kitchen is now self-contained, and has a cooker, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, so that meals can be prepared and cleared up.

The project was funded by grants provided by WREN, AmeyCespa, Biffa Award, South Cambridgeshire District Council, The Rank Organisation, and Kingston Parish Council. Other funding has come from various fundraising events in the village, as well as generous contributions from a number of individuals in the village.

Building work for Phase 1 started on 9 February 2015 and was completed in the Autumn of 2015 with a grand opening event.

The Village Hall Management Committee is in overall control of the project, and has been meeting regularly to take decisions and monitor progress. The key people on the committee with specific functions for this project are:

Vacancy: Village Hall Management Committee Chair

Chris Reid: Treasurer

Peter Stokes: Project Manager

Suzy Stokes: Publicity Officer

Pat Draper: Photography

Close up photo of handle of village pump
Close up photo of part of village pump roof
Close-up photo of top of village pump handle