Community Hall

Community Hall

St Paul’s Parish Centre

The Parish Centre is situated at the rear of the church.

  • It is fully accessible and can be reached from the church or the car park where there are two ‘disabled’ parking spaces
  • Male toilets
  • Female toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet, which doubles as a baby changing room.
Main Hall

The main hall is home to a variety of activities, not only our own Sunday School, Youth Club and Recycled Teenagers but also fêtes, bazaars, quizzes, parish lunches and parties to name but a few.

It is suitable to hire for group activities, meetings, table top sales and coffee mornings. There is room for a bouncy castle or disco at children’s parties.

We are unable to accommodate wedding receptions and evening parties.

  • It can comfortably accommodate 100 people
  • Storage available for regular users
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Projector & screen available on request
  • Access to courtyard
  • Use of kitchen facilities
  • Hatch through to kitchen

It is hired out on a regular basis to many groups including:

Brownies, Moves Fitness, Zumba, Tai Chi, Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Lunch Club, Recycled Teenagers, Youth Club, Sewing Bee, British Sugarcraft, WEA.

Below is information about some of those groups:

WEA (Workers’ Educational Association)

I am Pat Donnelly and Chairman of the Weymouth branch of the Workers Educational Association (W.E.A). We run courses and lectures under the heading of "Learning For Pleasure". These are open to all.

For the one off lectures, which last about 90 minutes we suggest a donation of £3 per person. At the moment we use this money to subsidise the cost of our longer courses where the fees are set at our Regional Office.

For people on means tested benefits the courses are free.

Our website is wea.weymouth@yahoo.co.uk

British Sugar Craft

Monthly lessons for children

Aged 6 - 16yrs

Saturday 10.00 -12.00 at St Paul’s Parish Centre Hall

Come along and try your hand at this wonderful craft.

£3.50 a session

Phone: (01305)787220 /820668 /783169 for exact dates and further details

South Dorset Tai Chi

South Dorset Tai Chi runs two classes on Tuesday evenings, teaching traditional Taijiquan, better known in the west as "Tai Chi". 6:30 to 7:30 pm is a beginner's session focusing on the "Simplified Taijiquan" developed by Master Li Tianji, in China in the 1950s - probably the most widely practiced Tai Chi routine in the world today. From 7:30 to 9:00 pm there is an "Intermediate" class, currently practising more advanced routines, including Taijijian (Tai Chi Sword).

South Dorset Tai Chi is affiliated to the Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain, founded by Richard Watson in 1991 at the invitation, and with the encouragement of, Master Li Tianji (1913-1996) and his nephew Professor Li Deyin (1938-). Professor Li is one of China’s foremost Taijiquan teacher/coaches.

I can be contacted by e-mail to: sdtc2014.jp@gmail.com, or by phone on 01305 833713.

John Peel

Recycled Teenagers

We are a group of over 60s who meet at St Paul’s church hall. Our ages range from 60 to 94 years. We call ourselves St Paul’s Recycled Teenagers.

Our meetings are held 1.45pm – 4.00pm every Wednesday afternoon, with the aim being for people to socialise and find friendship. Our activities start with a social chat and a look at our bring and buy sale. Also, a look at our notice board to read the latest information. We then have a game of bingo, after which we have a cup of tea or squash and a biscuit break. Then we have a quiz, a raffle and a numbers draw where if lucky one picks a number and could win a money prize, we then continue with a game of bingo.

We have extra monthly activities, coach trips, for example to a meal and show in the New Forest, a trip to Bourton-on-the-Water and a meal at the Crown Hotel for Christmas. We have been to Longleat, on a mystery tour, a canal trip on the Kennet & Avon, Babbacombe Model Village and Torquay, world of country life.

We have some members who tell us that the club is a lifeline to them and do not like to miss the meeting, so I feel that it is a good outreach for Westham and the extended area. We also have a member who comes in a wheelchair and this in no problem to us. Also, some come with walkers and sticks.

We have recently had some new members, but can take a few more.

So please telephone Celia on 01305 772441 or Pam on 01305 780270.

Committee room
  • This can comfortably accommodate 15 people.
  • A white board which can also be used for projection
  • Table
  • Comfy chairs
  • Use of kitchen facilities
Kitchen
  • Hatch through to hall
  • Industrial cooker
  • Industrial fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hot water boiler
  • Microwave
  • Platewarmer
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • First Aid point
Bookings

For information and booking forms, go to the FORMS link.

Alternatively contact the Parish office by e-mail (link to email) or phone 01305 771217 (there is an answerphone if the office is closed).

Discounts are available (at the Trustees’ discretion) for long term lets.

Safeguarding Statement

St Paul’s Weymouth is committed to:

  • The safeguarding and protection of all children and young people.
  • Safeguarding adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all adults and children.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

We will respond without delay to every concern raised which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed or is at risk of harm, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

 

Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:

June Hornby (young people)

Sharon Waight (adults) who can be contacted via the parish office or Fr Richard.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer is Heather Bland 01722 411922