Sedgefield Community Association-Information

About us

The Community Association is based in Ceddesfeld Hall, a Grade 2 listed former rectory, in the centre of the village. We offer activities and services for the community throughout Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area. Our activities range from Art to Ukulele Workshops, Carpet Bowls to Squash, and Craft to Gardening, providing a varied programme delivered for, and by, our members. Some groups regularly meet in other venues such as the Parish Hall. We also host a programme of social events.

Ceddesfeld Hall has 3 large meeting rooms and a computer suite on the first floor; the main hall, comfy lounge and intimate bar, as well as a fully fitted catering kitchen on the ground floor. The entrance is through the car park on Rectory Row and the building has disabled access and disabled toilets.

Most of the rooms are available for private hire - family parties, meetings etc - and commercial hire from 8am-11pm every day (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).

The bar

  • Mon-Thu 7:30pm-10:30pm
  • Fri 7:30pm-11pm
Ceddesfeld Hall bar

With a major refurbishment completed in 2011, our CAMRA listed bar, and lounge, provide a relaxing and informal social area. Social Club Volunteers run the bar and organise social events. Time at either side of the bar gives the chance for relaxed conversation, as well as meeting new people.

Saturday closed unless an event is booked. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Gift Aid Form


We encourage individuals to become members. The benefits of membership include being able to book rooms at a reduced rate as well as the knowledge that they are giving financial support to a worthwhile voluntary organisation. Members regularly get together to form interest groups or sections.

Membership fees 2016

  • Adults: £8
  • Over 60s: £7
  • Under 18s: £4

Adult tax payers are able to gift aid their fees, deriving an increased income for the association.


SCA has a constitution approved by the Charity Commission and has policies covering :

  • Child Protection
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Health & Safety
Constitution Accounts


A Booking Form must be completed and submitted to the Letting Secretary. Only bookings confirmed in writing by the Letting Secretary will be valid. Whenever Sections, members or private hirers require the use of the bar facilities for special events in the Main Hall or upstairs rooms, a Bar Booking Form must also be completed.

HIRE CHARGES (charges for SCA members in brackets)

  • Main Hall: Daytime per Half day: £35 (£25)
  • Main Hall: Evening £60 (£35)
  • Upstairs Rooms: Non-Members £10 per hour. Members £15 per half day.
  • Use of the Kitchen: General Use £5. Full facilities £12

    Use by SCA Sections (all rooms and all times)

  • Under 18: 55p per person
  • 18-60 yrs: £1.10 per person
  • 60+: 70p per person.

Special Events:

  • Weddings 11.00am - 6.00pm £140 (£100)
  • Weddings 6.00pm -11.00pm £140 (£100)
  • Christenings (daytime) £45 (£35)
  • Childrens parties up to 5.00pm
  • (12 yrs & under) - £35 (£25)

Note that booking the Main Hall does not include the use of the adjoining lounge. We do not accept bookings for 18th or 21st birthday parties. We do not offer bar facilities for childrens parties. Commercial rates and other events (eg Slimming Clubs, Dance Classes) are available on request.

Hall Booking FormBar Booking Form



Please leave the room clean and tidy and take away any unused food. There are sweeping brushes in the beer store by the telephone and rubbish bins outside. Please leave quietly at the end of the event


Maximum room capacities: Main Hall 70. All other rooms 25-30. (These numbers must not be exceeded)

Fire Exits must be unimpeded at all times. Fire extinguishers are situated in the passage outside the hall. Hirers must agree to identify fire exits and toilet facilities to all users.


Music is allowed in the Main Hall but amplified music must be at a reasonable noise level acceptable to other users of the building and must be situated at the end of the hall closest to the lounge. All music MUST end at 11 pm.


Hirers are responsible for the cost of repair of any damage done to any part of the premises or the fixtures and fittings. Please report these as soon as possible.



Our rooms available for hire are:

HALL-Limited to 70 people. Use for Birthday parties/family celebrations, conference, christenings, weddings, larger group meetings, demonstrations, training/presentations

LOUNGE-Spacious and comfortable - extends into main hall

CHETWYND/SWINHOE/OLDHAM-Section/group meetings, training, presentation, display, private meetings.

BAR-Small and cosy - completely run by volunteers - new volunteers always welcome! Open Monday to Thursday 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Friday-7.30 to 11pm, Closed Saturday. Open most big event days and evenings.

KELL-Computer suite