Thursley Village Hall is a beautiful Victorian school building in the heart of Thursley, just off the A3 close to the Hindhead Tunnel. It provides one of the best community facilities in the area - and it loves to be used!
With a large Main hall and separate smaller North hall, fully equipped kitchen and spacious lawned garden to the rear which backs onto Thursley National Nature Reserve, the Hall is a great venue available to hire for events from wedding receptions (with space for erecting a marquee in the garden) to Brownies/Cub Scouts sleepover weekends and all points inbetween.
Everyone is welcome!
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Sunday 30th September 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thursley’s first Dog Walking Rally
With three different walks - short, medium and long - to cater for all abilities (both dogs’ and owners’), come and enjoy Thursley Common as autumn sets in. All walks start and end at the Village Hall, where you will be able to recover afterwards at our pop-up cafe.
Thursday 11th October 7.30pm
Thursley Village Hall CIO Annual General Meeting
All welcome! Come and hear what we’ve been up to, what we’re planning, and how the finances are looking …
Saturday 13th October Wine Quiz
hosted by Angela Muir, Thursley’s very own Master of Wine
Taste, drink, eat, learn and compete, as Angela shares with us her love and knowledge of wine and food.
Saturday 27th October 12.00pm - 3.00pm
For its third successive year, the fabulously successful Scarecrow Trail returns, this year’s theme being “Historical Scarecrows”. Start collecting useful materials now! There will be a prize for the best entry, or just come along and enjoy the fun around the Common and village. Pop-up cafe in the Village Hall for well-earned tea and cake!
Weekend of 10th/11th November
Celebration of the Centenary of the end of World War I.
All the village societies, the village hall and the Parish Council are coming together to organise a big celebration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. By then, we hope to have our own There But Not There soldier outside the Hall.
The History Society are mounting an exhibition at the Hall which will be open to all on the Saturday from 11.00am to 2.30pm.
That evening, at 6.30pm, the Village Hall will host a WWI-themed evening meal, with entertainment for all ages. This will be a ticketed event due to restrictions on numbers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. £5 a ticket.
On Sunday, the Remembrance Service will be held at the Church at 10.00am. After the service, from 11.30am to 2.30pm, drinks and canapés will be served at the Village Hall, with another chance to look at the History Society’s exhibition.
Please join us! Any money raised from the weekend will go to The Royal British Legion.
Monday 3rd December
Wreath-making workshop, run by Francesca Sharp Flowers
Back by popular demand, Francesca Sharp will be teaching you how to make your own fabulous Christmas wreath. £45 per person, all profits raised will go towards the Village Hall Restoration Fund. Please contact Louise Owen on email@example.com to reserve your place.
We’ve been busy in recent months updating the way the Hall is run, following the departure after several years’ stirling service of Hall Manager Judith. The new Manager is Dene Mills (is there no end to her devoted service to this village?!), but we’ve decided to spread the load a bit by bringing in Leandro, Rose and Monique of L&R Cleaning, who come and give the place a thorough clean once a week, and Jason Stokoe to help with the gardening. Jason is also proving to be a wonderfully adaptable and skilled handyman - amongst other things, he has fixed the old fence posts along the front path which had rotted away. We recently repaired the growing sink hole in the car park too. We hope you’ve noticed that the Hall is looking particularly spruce!
We’ve also been updating the Hall’s electrics to bring them fully in line with current regulations, which has entailed an enormous amount of work by our trustee Amanda Hall, who has spent many, many hours liaising with the various departments of SSE, our supplier. If only she were getting paid for it, she’d be a rich woman!
We’ve been busy with architect Roger Walsh looking at our future plans to enable the Hall to be used by both the nursery, which we all love, and the community at the same time - we’ll keep you posted.
As always, please contact us if you’d like to get involved in any way with the Hall - all suggestions, help and support welcome!