Church Hall

PLEASE NOTE – COVID-19 VACCINATION

For the period to 31st March 2021 St Columba’s Hall has been booked by the NHS Primary Care Network (GP’s) for administering the Covid-19 vaccine. The Hall is likely to be in use from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A WALK-IN FACILITY. People will be contacted by their own GP when a date can be offered, working through the published priority lists.  The Church is not involved in these arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: WITH THE FURTHER LOCKDOWN NOW IN PLACE THE HALL IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS. HOWEVER, ENQUIRIES REGARDING FUTURE BOOKINGS ARE WELCOME

Over the earlier lockdown period church premises including meeting rooms and halls were fully closed, but with the main churches later open on a restricted basis, so as to be “Covid-19 Secure”. Along with all other parishes, Risk Assessment and Covid-19 procedures had to be discussed with and accepted by the Diocese. These were agreed and will be brought into play when the lockdown restrictions are lifted or eased.

Our Hall is sited just across the car park from the church. It has been in use since 1978 for an active mix of church parish and diocesan activities, along with a wide range of community social and educational programmes. Some of our regular users are listed below.

Jan 2021 – a further civic role for St Columba’s Hall

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From the early days of the parish there was always an intention to build a Parish Hall whenever resources would allow. The opportunity came about in 1977 when the Manpower Services Commission was able to help certain community building projects through the Job Creation Scheme. This meant that a church hall that was also available for community functions could be built with labour funded by the Commission. The church would fund the building materials. On this understanding, a Parish Building Committee was formed, LAG Pritchard & Partners, the architects of the church, were again engaged, and a foreman was recruited to supervise the building labour. The Hall was completed and officially opened on 30th June 1978 by Bishop William Grasar.

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Chester U3A Group Fair Nov 2016

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New Hall windows, installed Sept 2016 – high thermal efficiency!

Regular users of St. Columba’s Hall include:   

  • Beavers: Tuesday evenings, contact 0799 087 4259
  • Guides: Wednesday evenings, contact Helen 07828 412802
  • Ladies Badminton: Wednesday mornings, contact 01244 383660
  • Mixed Badminton: Thursday evenings, contact 01244 383660
  • Heart Support Group:  First Monday of each month, 7.30pm, contact 01244 547713
  • Chester U3A:  Separate groups on first Tuesday & second Thursday of each month, 10.00am, contact  members@chesteru3a.org.uk
  • Class Fitness: Mondays at 6.00pm, Tuesdays at 9.30am – but ring 07977 388388 to confirm venue
  • Ballroom Dancing:  Tuesdays 7pm and 3rd Sundays at 4pm. Contact Dawn 01244 881092
  • Sewing Group:  Every fourth Wednesday, 2pm. Contact 01244 321333
  • Let’s Move Together (Fitness Class):  Every Monday, 10am. Contact 07933 306745
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Farewell Gathering for Fr Cooke 17-1-16

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The Songsmiths, Musical Evening 22-4-16

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Hall professionally venue-dressed for a celebration