About Us

The St Paul's Centre is a versatile venue catering for conferences, business meetings, training courses, product launches, exhibitions and interviews.

Facilities are tailored to meet your needs and we can seat up to 120 people. With excellent audio/visual facilities, competitive prices, flexible hours and onsite catering, the St Paul's Centre is ideal for any occasion.

Equipment – large screen televisions, DVD players, flipcharts, whiteboards and sound system available. Laptop and power-point presentation system with projector, Free and secure wi-fi is also available.

Additional facilities – accessible toilet for the disabled and baby changing facilities.

Catering and refreshment service – from teas and coffees to a buffet lunch. Wine and cheese, or nibbles and snacks. Whatever your requirement, come and discuss them with us. Special wheat free dairy free diets catered for by our own on site catering company The Whistling Teapot.

Booking and viewing – please contact the centre to discuss your requirements on 01388 813404, or email stpaulscentre@btconnect.com

New entrance foyer

Creating a Centre for the Community

In 2007 the St Paul’s Parochial Church Council embarked on a project to re-develop the Church Hall. The 1960s building was in desperate need of major repair, or the parish faced the serious risk of losing the facility altogether.

Working closely with consultant Allan Percival of Anchorage Initiatives we launched a community consultation in late 2007 asking local people and community groups what facilities they would like to see in the new Centre. Suggestions included a café, community cinema and the young people were particularly keen to have a chill-out room.

Malcolm Cundick of Alpha Plus Architects drew up the plans, but unfortunately the recession meant funding was not as easily available and the original project had to be scaled back.

However, the revised re-development has still created a centre which is right at the heart of the community, bringing a much needed social environment for local residents and place for young people to make as their own.

Our appreciation and thanks to the many individual people who have donated money to the renovation of the church hall – now known as ‘St Paul’s Centre’.

Also to public funding bodies and charitable trusts:

  • Sedgefield Borough Council
  • Be Enterprising
  • Big Lottery Fund - Awards for All
  • Councillor Ben Ord (MIF Grant)
  • The Clothworkers’ Charitable Foundation
  • The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Lankelly Chase
  • Garfield Western Foundation
  • The Sir James Knott Charitable Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust
  • Mercers' Charitable Foundation
  • Armourers & Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust
  • All Churches Trust
  • The Rank Foundation
  • The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
  • The Rothley Charitable Trust
  • Sherburn Hospital Trust
  • The Bernard Sunley Foundation