St. John's Hall, Mortimer


What's going on at St John's Hall?

Mortimer Dramatic Society (

We're an amateur dramatic group that's been running for 70+ years, and are always welcoming of volunteers, for both front- and back-stage.
Get in touch through our website or social media, details here:

Mortimer Pre-School (

Our aim is to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment that encourages learning through play for children aged 2 to 5 years.

The pre-school is warm and inviting, offering a caring and nurturing environment where children can play and learn. We offer a wide range of activities, including baking, gardening and messy play.

The Hurst Singers (

We are a four-part choir singing a mixture of music, from mediaeval to modern. We sing for fun and give concerts in Berkshire and North Hampshire. We rehearse in Mortimer on Thursdays at 7:30. Why not join us? Male voices especially welcome!

The Train Group (

A social gathering organised by members of the “Hornby Railway Collectors Association” (HRCA) for, in particular, members of the HRCA and others interested in the railway products manufactured by Meccano Limited of Binns Road, Liverpool between 1920 and 1964.

Trains will be in operation typically after 4:30PM, as setting up is completed.

Visitors are always welcome.

A small donation is requested to defray expenses.

Burghfield and Mortimer Neighbourhood Action Group (

The Burghfield and Mortimer Neighbourhood Action Group (BMNAG) is a multi-agency problem solving group that deals primarily with police related issues affecting the parishes of Burghfield, Stratfield Mortimer, Beech Hill, Padworth, Sulhamstead, Ufton Nervet and Wokefield.

The group consists principally of representatives from Thames Valley Police, West Berkshire Council, the above listed parish councils, local schools, housing associations and other relevant agencies. Persons with relevant interests or skills can be co-opted to it. The public are welcome to attend Group meetings.


St John's Hall has been at the heart of the community for over a hundred years.


Originally built as a church hall in 1908, St John's Hall is now run by a small group of local trustees as a charitable service for the community, providing a space for people and organisations to use at a reasonable rate.

Set in the centre of Mortimer Village with its own parking and within easy reach of all the local shops and amenities, St John's Hall is a great venue for community, corporate and private events, including parties, yoga and dance clubs, exhibitions, concerts, dinners and more. We love that it gets lots of ambient light from tall windows on three sides, and has a beautiful high wood-beamed ceiling.

The main hall provides an adaptable and multi-purpose space and is comfortably able to host events both large and small. It has a kitchen equipped to cope with most catering requirements, tables and padded chairs if needed, and a purpose-built stage area with lighting and dressing rooms.



Main room capacity for 120 people standing / 70 seated (12m x 9m)
Equipped kitchen with hatch to main room
Reception hall / cloakroom
Wheelchair and step-free access
Stage for performances, plays, displays, etc
Tables and chairs for hall use (by request)
Licensed for music and dancing, with a P.A. System
Toilets, including disabled toilets
Dressings rooms
Hearing Aid T-Loop system
On-site car parking
Free WiFi
Stage lighting available for hire

Hire costs

For private/non-commercial use we have a simple per-hour rate for daytimes and evenings, any day of the week:

£11 per hour from 8am to 6pm
£16 per hour from 6pm to 11pm

For commercial/for-profit use it's £16 and £21, respectively.

(regular users can get a discounted rate, please contact us for details)

Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like more details, using the information on the ‘Contact’ link at the top of the page. We'd love to hear from you!


Charity information

Registered in March 1962, our UK charity number is 300208.


Photos of our Facilities

Main Hall - Seating up to 160

Kitchen with large range of appliance

Main Hall with Stage

General View of Hall

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