Abbots Morton Village Hall

Abbots Morton Village Hall is a modern, high quality hall serving its community.

It’s a first-class venue for wedding receptions (above), family parties, fund-raising events, quiz nights and wakes.

In a superb rural location on the edge of a beautiful conservation village and easily accessible on the Worcestershire/Warwickshire border, it’s also an ideal spot for reunions where participants need to come from various parts of the UK.

Read more to learn of the hall’s history, its facilities and its availability.

Abbots Morton Village Hall Open Again

Our lovely village hall is open for business again!

After the Lockdown imposed nationally on 6th January 2021, our village re-opened on 6th May as a Polling Station for the election of the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and a County Councillor.

From May 17th, the Step Three release from Covid restrictions means we can resumer indoor exercise class… and both the Hatha Yoga class on Tuesday evenings and the Hay Yoga class on Thursday mornings  are resuming on May 18th and May 20th.

There will also be a Family Party on June 26th  and an “Indoor Picnic”  on June 27th.

Two weddings receptions are taking place in July and a third is provisionally booked for August.

During the closure the small but hardworking band of Trustees have been  maintaining the hall and making sure it’s equipped to  meet all Covid mitigation requirements.

If you would like to book the hall or have any queries  please contact the hall’s Booking Officer and PRO, Colin Pemberton, on 07766 524833.

The Hall is available for hire

The hall is available for hire for a range of activities. There are still some restrictions until at least June 21st  but do call  Bookings Officer, Colin, on 01386 792549 and discuss the possibilities.

Our  Hire Rates are unchanged:

Local non-Local
Summer (April to end Sept) Daytime (0900-1930) £7.50 per hour £10 per hour
Evening (1930-2400) £10 per hour £12.50 per hour
Winter (Oct to end March) Daytime (0900-1930) £8.50 per hour £11 per hour
Evening (1930-2400) £11 per hour £13.50 per hour

New Chair

Lynne Pemberton has taken over as the Chair of the Village Hall Committee after the previous Chair, Mel Clarke, decided to step down after seven years in the post.

Lynne, from Goom’s Hill , has served on the committee for many years and said:  “Melanie took on the chair at a difficult time, built up a good team and captained the ship with strong resolve.

“Having been her secretary, I couldn’t be more proud to be elected to carry on her great vision for the hall and its future.”

Lynne is a retired Head of Music and Performing Arts in Birmingham Secondary Schools and a former Governor of Church Lench Primary School.

New Secretary

Stepping into the role of Secretary is Pat Willingale. Pat, who joined the village hall committee shortly after coming to live in Abbots Morton four years ago, said “I have a hard act to follow in Lynne, but will do my best for the Team!”

Easyfundraising Tops £700

Our EasyFundraisers have now been raising money from their online shopping since 2015 and in that time they’ve raised £754.  Thank you so much.

You, too, can become our 24th EasyFundraiser and generate raise free donations for the hall when you shop online with more than 4,300 retailers. It’s simple and only takes 2 minutes to sign up and it doesn’t cost you anything. Follow this link to sign up now.

And AmazonSmile customers have also raised £45.53 since October 2019. AmazonSmile customers can now support Abbots Morton Village Hall in the Amazon shopping app on iPhones and Android phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

Free Wi-Fi available

We have installed Wi-Fi at the village hall. It’s free to use and is one of those essential services that we need to provide. There’s no password, just locate the network and go.

This  brings us up-to-speed for all those who expect to be able to use their electronic devices.

The Trustees

The Village Hall Trustees are:-

Chair: Lynne Pemberton 01386 792549
Secretary: Pat Willingale
Treasurer: Sarah Dykes 07411 633148
Bookings Officer: Colin Pemberton 07766 524833
Parish Council Representative: Martin Willingale 07484 104967
Parochial Church Council Representative: Lynne Pemberton

If you would like to join the Village Hall Committee and be part of a great team please get in touch with any of them.

Car Parking

Can we please ask Abbots Morton residents to remind their visitors not to use the village hall car park?  As you’ve read, the hall is now being used again and users will expect car parking spaces to be available for them.   Many thanks for your understanding.