St Mary’s Hall
St Mary’s Hall was built in 1914 using donations from parishioners to fund the project. Originally, it was owned and maintained by St Mary’s Church and over the years has been used for many things including a library and baby clinic as well as for dances and a meeting place for clubs and societies. The church decided that it required new rooms to be built adjacent to the church and plans were submitted to change the St Mary’s Hall site into houses and shops. Many people in the village did not wish to lose the hall as a community facility and following a referendum, Overton Parish Council purchased the hall in 2003. The hall was refurbished in 2004 with the old and disgusting toilets being demolished and a new kitchen and toilet block being built in its place. The back and front rooms were remodelled and new heating and insulation was installed.
At the same time as the refurbishment of the hall took place, the large garden at the back was completely transformed and is a tranquil refuge for the quiet enjoyment of Overton residents and visitors.
St Mary’s Hall is run and maintained by an independent committee – the St Mary’s Hall Management Committee – and is used by a number regular users for choral practice, badminton, dramatic productions as well as for one-off event such as parties.
The hall committee also shows a monthly film – known as MoviTime – at 7.45pm on a Friday.
The hall is available to hire for a cost of £7.00 per hour on weekdays until 6.00pm and £10.00 per hour on weekday evenings from 6.00pm and weekends. To hire the hall for a Friday or Saturday evening party costs £70.00 and the garden for exclusive use costs £30.00. The hall is fully licenced for entertainment and the sale of alcohol. Please contact Freda Robinson on 01256 770004 to make a booking.