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Shutlanger Village Hall

About Us

In 1884 an infants' school was built in Shutlanger on land given by Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, to a design by Matthew Holding of Northampton. The hall was built by local builder, Josiah John Charles Tew. The contractor was Joseph Brown of Northampton. On 26th January 1885 the new school room at Shutlanger was opened with well attended service.The room was licensed for worship from the start.

In 1886 a chancel with a stained glass east window was added and an altar from Stoke Bruerne Parish Church, replaced during the restoration of 1881, was installed in the building.

The school closed in 1919 but the chapel, dedicated to St. Anne, remains in use with the nave also serving as the village hall.

The hall was bought from the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance in 1970 for £600 and registered as a charity the following year. It is run by a Management Committee whose members are the charity trustees.

​The current committee members are:

Mr   Richard Jenkins (Chair)
Mrs Barbara Stanbridge (Secretary)
Mrs Suzanne Jenkins (Treasurer)
Mrs Tracey Shakespeare (Booking secretary)
Mrs Amy Grimshaw (Parochial Church Council representative)
Mr   Paul Chambers (Parish Council representative)
Mr   Stephen Middleton (Facilities manager)
Mrs Julie Holland (Member)

The conveyancing document says the purpose of Shutlanger Village hall is:

“Without distinction of political, religious or other opinions including use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants”.

It's a great venue for parties but is also, more importantly, a venue where the community gets together for social events such as coffee mornings, quiz nights and keep fit classes.

Policy Documents

Hall Hire Agreement 


Data Protection


Animal Welfare Statement

Modern Slavery

​Health and Safety