About Our Community Centre

Shorne Community Centre acts as a prominent centre to the life of the local community. With wide ranging activities covering all ages from pre-school to the elderly the events undertaken at the hall represent a main part of the social interaction of a community.

Shorne Village, Kent

Shorne Village, Kent

Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Shorne in a conservation area, the hall acts as a community centre for the benefit of the Parish of Shorne and also attracts bookings from Gravesend and the Medway areas.

With an interesting geographical position, a thousand year old church, surrounded by mature trees and with buildings spanning many centuries the Village is much sought after as a residential location.

All rooms to the hall are on the ground floor and provide easy and unhindered access for the disabled.

Main Community Hall, Showing Stage

The Main Hall

An attractive room capable of seating 120 persons in comfort for a full course dinner or 150 standing for a party. The grand high ceiling and overhead windows give a light and airy atmosphere. There is a full sized stage at the north side of the venue which is used for entertainment purposes when discos and/or/ band concerts and other musical evenings are held.

This room has a wide variety of uses ranging from all types of celebrations such as 50th anniversary parties, christenings, birthday, wedding receptions to bowling, lectures and business meetings.

MAIN HALL SIZE: (approx.)

15.3m x 9m (50ft x 30ft)

The Small Hall

The Small Hall

Part of the original village hall built in 1905 this is a room with great character with overhead beams and rustic charm. 45 persons can easily be seated here for dinner.

It is used regularly for talks, receptions, lectures and other social meetings and is especially popular for childrens’ parties.

SMALL HALL SIZE: (approx.)

9m x 6.7m (30ft x 22ft)

Community Hall Kitchen

Community Kitchen

Kitchen This large room has been fitted out to a professional industrial catering standard with a double oven, six burner gas hobs, double oven hot cupboard, large fridge/freezer, 3 urns and stainless steel worktops throughout.

The kitchen amenities are highly rated by the local authority who have given a top grading of Standard 4 Certificate to the facilities.

Hall Amenities


  • CCTV cameras and fire alarms in all halls
  • The hall is fully heated in the winter months
  • Toilet facilities are available together with a Disabled toilet
  • There is free carparking provided with availability for 20 vehicles on the premises
  • The hall has a Performing Right Society Ltd licence for the playing of music in the building
  • Catering facilities can be provided, if required, at the hall by Ashby Caterers through arrangement with the booking secretary
Shorne Village, Kent

Shorne Village Hall Committee

Mrs S Poole (Treasurer and Secretary)
Mr M Fitzsimons (Chairman, Probus)
Mr J Bugg (Vice-Chairman, Shorne Parish Council)
Mr B Lane (Shorne Parish Council)
Mrs M Jones (Shorne Flower Arrangers)
Mrs A Dinnis (Shornara)
Mrs S Muckley (Shorne & Thong WI)
Mrs J Theobald (Shorne Local History Group)
Mrs J Bennett (Shorne Pre School)
Mrs E Hopkins (Shorne Cottage Garden Society)
Rev T Hurst (St Peters & St Pauls Church)
Ms Clifton (Stages)
Mr N Trice (Short Mat Bowls)
Mr K Earl (Dickens Lodge)
Mr B Woolley (Early Retirement Club)