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.

Although over a 100 years old, 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 paneling, has taken place since then and the building has a light and airy feel. New space heating has recently been added and the facilities are suitable for a very wide variety of purposes and events including:

  • Exercise and other classes are already offered including Pilates, yoga, group singing, a mother and toddler group and others, 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, where a two-course meal and coffee is served, is attended by a large number of people from, or with associations to, the village.

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 90 people
  • Small hall (5m x 4.5m approx) seating about 20 people
  • Spacious (6m x 3m approx) well-equipped kitchen with large electric double-oven range, 3 sinks, urn and kettles, industrial dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 100 people and a good selection of cooking equipment and serving dishes
  • Large wheeled electric heated cabinet
  • The use of modern lightweight 6’ tables is included in the hall hire charges
  • 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 two toilets, one with facilities for the disabled
  • Full central heating
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the building
  • Extensive, stunning views over the High Weald from both halls
  • Large outside area, with the part closest to the building maintained as a lawn
  • Central village location, but with easy access to beautiful countryside
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You can access the Hire Rates here Hire Rates

To check availability, or to discuss your requirements, please email martindalehk@gmail.com or call 01825 790375.  To make a booking please submit a premises booking request form or, to hire equipment, an equipment booking request form.  The Terms and Conditions of Hire form page two of  the premises booking form, but you can access them separately here T & C of Hire


The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7ED.


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