A little about us...


Northchurch Social Centre opened its doors in September 1969 and for nearly 50 years has provided a space for the community to meet, learn, play, dance, grow, worship and flourish together.  In doing so it serves all ages within the community, ranging from the very young at Runaround Rascals, right through to the more mature at the University of the Third Age; and serves groups that provide learning, skills development, physical exercise or an expression of faith.  The Social Centre truly represents all the diversity of the community it serves.


The idea of a village hall was first discussed in 1965, and shortly after local residents started to give money into the newly formed Northchurch and District Association.  Soon after that, Albert Seymour very generously gave the land, which had previously been the yard for his taxi and coach company, to the Association.  To this day the Social Centre remains a community space in an area where property prices are soaring and such an asset would be almost impossible to create again.


Today the Social Centre works in close partnership with Northchurch Baptist Church in order increase the people and skills resources available to it as a charity, but the Social Centre remains unequivocally committed to being a resource for all the regular and occasional user groups that come to it from Northchurch and the surrounding areas.  


How to find us


We're just up Bell Lane in Northchurch. About 150m on the right.

Northchurch Social Centre
Bell Lane

01442 863243

Office Administrator: Linzi Wesley
(Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30-11:30-am)