Westbury Leigh Holy Saviour Church and Community Hall – 20 Year Anniversary
Over 20 years ago when the church in Westbury Leigh was threatened with closure, the idea was born to turn part of the church into a community hall, run as a non-profit charity by and for the local people. Under the guidance of talented local architect Peter Swann (to whom the new church clock is dedicated), and thanks to a lottery grant, that dream became a reality and the new hall and church was opened by the Bishop of Ramsbury in September 2000.
Since then the hall has thrived, serving the local community in many ways, hosting fitness and exercise classes, bridge, sewing, painting and art clubs, toddler groups and prior to the COVID-19 lockdown a weekly market selling local produce and a monthly bingo session (a great favourite) as well as hosting the local polling station.
The upper meeting room is popular for all sorts of smaller events, such as council training courses and business meetings and our well-equipped kitchen has enabled our beautiful venue to host catered events of all types including summer fairs, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and many other celebrations!
Although we are a secular charity, we also appreciate our origins and are proud to have been able to raise and donate funds for the upkeep of All Saints at their time of need.
The hall’s dedicated volunteer committee work hard to keep this amazing community resource available for all and after a 6 month shut down due to the Corona Virus restrictions it is wonderful to see that the hall will be opening during September.
Because of the current COVID-19 rules we may not be able to celebrate our first 20 years of fun and laughter in style just yet, but please come and support us for the next 20 years or better still join our committee.
Find us @ www.westbury-leigh.co.uk