At the Heart of Our Village

Cheriton Village Hall in Hampshire is a Charity supporting the Community in Cheriton and the surrounding areas

Due to the Coronovirus situation and Government guidelines, the Village Hall Committee has regrettably taken the decision to close Cheriton Village Hall for all events and usage until further notice.  We shall let it be known when the Hall is able to be opened again

In normal times, come to the Café on the Green at 

the Village Hall 

every Thursday morning

 between 9am and 12 Noon

  - A joint volunteer venture between the Church, the Village Hall and the Village Shop

Thanks to a generous donation the Hall has high speed WiFi for two years from March 2018

A very varied Cheriton Sessions open evening took place on Saturday 8th February, raising just under £200 for the Hall funds


The Wine Tasting evening on 9th November 2019 raised more than £350 for Hall funds

Organised by Pat Culpin 
raised £210 for village hall funds on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of November 2019


The Village Hall Quiz Night on 11th October 2019 raised a superb £1,327 for village hall funds

Another successful Cheriton Sessions took place on 28th September 2019 raising more than £400 for village hall funds

The Cheriton Trail Race and Midsummer BBQ on 23 June 2019 raised over £2,000 for Village Hall Funds. Many thanks to all who organised and took part.

on 23rd June
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Click on Previous Events to see earlier fundraising activities....  

ON 3 MARCH 2017

and an article from WINCHESTER TODAY by Kevin Gover, News Editor

By Kevin Gover, News Editor
7 March 2017

In my many years of working here, I have come to find that every village in Hampshire seems to have that community spirit that has somehow been lost elsewhere. Cheriton is no exception, the village hall is the heart of that community.

And so it was that Winchester Today paid yet another visit to this extraordinary place to find out more about a fundraising scheme on a grand scale to purchase the freehold from the Church. The freehold would then be held in trust for the benefit of residents.

Once this has been done, it will be much easier to attract grants – and let’s face it, the hall is in need of repair. Founded in 1911, it’s clear that many aspects of the hall are now way beyond their sell-by date.

Outside, the elements looked like they were celebrating too and were determined to liven up proceedings – with thunder and lightning illuminating the skies around Cheriton, with torrential rain and even a short power cut!

village hall
(Absolutely packed!)

The meeting started at 7, with the room already packed to the rafters as we came in, and more following us behind. Maybe everyone had received word about the delicious food available? With salmon being passed round, it was like being at somebody important’s 21st. “More wine sir?”

village hall

In an exclusive interview for Winchester Today, the Chairman of the Cheriton Village Hall Committee, William Beardmore-Gray, explained to me why he called the event a celebration when he addressed the crowd: “A lot of people have spent a lot of time getting us to where we are now. It’s probably taken four or five years of negotiation getting us to where we are now.

“It’s a celebration because we’re about to exchange contracts on buying the village hall – which secures its future in the heart of the village.

“There’s not a day goes by where the hall isn’t being used in the day or evening – it’s very well supported.”

I ask William what he reckons about the turnout: “You never know how many people will come to events like this, but we’re a very close community – there must be almost 100 people in there. They’re very interested and excited about such an important building in their community”

Cheriton Village Hall

Here’s a list of what needs to be done: improve the layout, improve the access both inside and outside, better toilet facilities, better natural lighting, better storage facilities, upgrade electric lighting, improve the stage area, provide a new kitchen, provision of an in-house PA system and roll-down screen, improve safety and security, improve insulation, provide a new environmentally-friendly heating system, install solar panels, air conditioning, improve drainage, install broadband – and anything else they can think of!

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Drawing by Paul Masser