Welcome to the Kingston Barn Website
This unique Village Hall nestles in the peaceful village of Kingston, situated about six miles to the south of Canterbury in Kent. Originally an 18th Century Tithe Barn before it was converted to a village hall in the 1930’s, it was substantially upgraded for the Millennium, and now provides a strikingly attractive venue
Primarily used as a resource for a wide range of local activities, The Barn is the village focus for a thriving Keep Fit group; Parents and Toddlers group; Coffee Mornings and other activities including Little Music Stars; Taiji Qigong relaxation classes; Kingston Ladies; Pilates and Sport’s Therapy. The Barn has also been a very popular venue for ‘Folk in The Barn’, a well renowned music event featuring artists of national repute .
The Barn is available for hire for all social occasions including club venues, meetings and receptions, dances, children’s parties, seminars, and commercial bookings, and is considered a particularly attractive venue for wedding receptions. The Trust is also keen to encourage local businesses and Local Authorities to use The Barn for daytime / weekday meetings and can offer very competitive rates.
There is one main hall with a mezzanine floor; a well equipped kitchen; and Ladies, Gents and disabled toilets. Adjacent to The Barn is a large car park with space for about 30 vehicles.
The Barn has both a Premises licence and a PRS/PPL licence for live and recorded music; exhibition of films and play performances and the provision of late night refreshments. A similar licence is held for outdoor activities on the adjacent King George V Playing Field. Depending upon what function you are holding a hirer may need to apply for a TEN (Temporary Event Notice) from Canterbury City Council.
Standing within 100 meters of The Barn is St Giles Church, a small and attractive medieval stone church. Parts of the church date back to Saxon times, and it has been in continuous use ever since, providing a place for worship, and also for christenings, weddings and funerals.
Kingston Village Hall Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1066308
Enquiries: Brian Morris (email – Brianpmorris2009@hotmail.co.uk; tel. 07748 632930)
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