St Paul’s Church Hall is situated beside St Paul’s Church.
The Church Hall was built in 1905 and still retains some of the style and decor of a traditional church hall with a stage and wooden floor. Some refurbishment was begun early 2012 with improved toilets, decorating, partition to make back entrance area and office space. Since Easter 2012 the Hall has been hired by the Zig Zag Nursery, who are in partnership with St Paul's. In January 2016 they obtained an Outstanding Ofsted. The entrance is from Bourges Boulevard side. Currently they have up to 100 pre school children on their register and are open Mon to Fri 7am to 6pm. The Triangle side of the Hall has also been made into a 'garden' space that the children can use for playing in which has fencing 6ft high all around the Hall apart from the area immediately in front of the entrance on Lincoln Rd. In 2013 a baby room was made by tranforming the porch area into a sleep area and by partioning off the back side quarter of the main hall; In Sept 2014 another room has been made on the stage area and this is now extra room space for small groups of children. Just recently (Nov 2016) the main Hall interior walls were re-painted and new chairs, etc put in. The Zig Zag Nursery have an FREE Christmas activities Open Morning for visitors as well as for the children & their parents currently using the Nursery. Date: Sat. 3rd December 10-12noon.Father Christmas will even be there.
The Hall is not now available for hire
The Church mainly use it for the toilet facilities & the kitchen facilities.
It does still require updating and as and when there is some finance the church PCC remain committed to improving the Hall. Work still to be done includes updating the heating; some new electrical work, more roof insulation, external decoration and mending of gutters and tiles. In Nov 2015 the kitchen windows were replaced with double glazed ones and in Dec all the windows on the side nearest to the church were replaced and look very good, improving the temperature of the Hall ! In February the kitchen units, etc were replaced with new units and the old, damp cupboards taken out to update the kitchen. Tilies were also put down and tiling done on the walls in specific areas. In April the 3rd phase began to replace the north side windows in the Hall by double glazed ones, with 4th phase of the office windows and front windows still to come when there is finance. We have not dared look at the huge window at the back yet! Also in April new electrical sockets & a heater will be put in the kitchen.