St Giles Church
Horsted Keynes

More than a thousand years of sharing God's love in the Community

The Martindale Centre

The Martindale Centre, once a Congregational church, was bought and refurbished by the parishioners of St Giles Church and other villagers in 1987. It is used for various parish purposes, but is also available for hire as a whole, or in part. The Martindale is very close to the centre of Horsted Keynes Village with extensive views over the Sussex Weald from both halls and free car parking.

The Centre underwent a major refurbishment in 2012/13, when the kitchen was significantly enlarged and refitted to a high standard. The beautiful Gothic window in the main hall was installed at the same time. Complete redecoration, including lightening all the wooden panelling, has taken place since then and the building has a light and airy feel. The facilities are suitable for a very wide variety of purposes and events including:

  • Exercise and other classes. Keep Fit, Pilates, Swoove Groove and others are already offered, but there is scope for more
  • Meetings of all types, with a choice of large or small halls, or both
  • Away days, quiet days etc. A leaflet containing a number of short walks in the surrounding countryside is provided
  • Social events of all types including family celebrations, wedding receptions, funeral wakes, parties and fund-raising events. The large, well-stocked kitchen, with a high-speed dishwasher, makes the Martindale an ideal location for any events involving catering. The monthly Village Lunch, which is attended by a large number of people from, or with associations to, the village provides a two-course meal cooked by volunteers and this would probably not be possible without the Martindale's facilities.

The facilities are summarised below and the photographs show the two halls, the kitchen and a couple of past events.

  • Main hall (11m x 7m approx) seating up to 100 people
  • Small hall (5m x 4.5m approx) seating about 20 people
  • Extensive, stunning views over the High Weald from both halls
  • Spacious (6m x 3m approx) well equipped kitchen with industrial dishwasher. Crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 100 people and a good selection of cooking equipment and serving dishes
  • Car parking for 15 cars on site and further free parking, in the village car park or on nearby roads, is readily available
  • Wheelchair access and disabled toilet
  • Full central heating
  • Large outside area, with the part closest to the building maintained as a lawn
  • Central village location, but with easy access to beautiful countryside

For bookings please contact Mrs Veronica Griffiths Telephone: 01825 790401.       You can access the Hire Rates here.


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