Regular Events

We are able to accommodate lots of regular groups and organisations. From Charities, Non-profit groups or small businesses offering a service to the local community.

  • Dance or Drama Classes
  • Exercise Classes
  • Education Groups (Art Classes, Sugar Craft Etc.)
  • Training Classes
  • After School Clubs
  • Social Clubs or groups
  • Pre-School groups and clubs

As a Regular hirer you will receive the following benefits:

  • Easy access both in and out
  • Monthly Invoicing (A prepayment of one month or £100 fees is required in advance)
  • Free Limited Storage (not-for-profit groups only)

Prior to contacting the booking clerk please have to hand:

  • Your ideal and alternative hire day and times
  • Full contact details and details about your group including a treasurer so that your enquiry can be dealt with in a swift and speedy manner

The village hall has a regular diary of groups using the hall, many of who are village based and are always willing to welcome new members. Some groups work on a pre-booking process, so we encourage you to make contact with them prior to attending to avoid disappointment.

You will find a copy of the terms of hire and other documents at the bottom of the website.

We believe in making the booking process as easy as possible so we welcome any feedback you can give. If you have recently hired the hall and would like to fill in a few questions you will be sent a link following your hire period.

We have put together a list of companies that have provided services at Barnston Village Hall and who will be happy to help your event go as smoothly as possible

You may find our Frequently Asked Questions very useful for any queries you may have.

If you have anything that is still not answered or would like a viewing please get in touch.

For further assistance and information, or to arrange a viewing.

Please contact the Bookings Clerk on;
Phone: 07834 751044 E-Mail:
Priority booking (provided list of dates is given at start of year)
No Cancellation fees (if 7 days notice is given)

Current List of Regular Events

Barnston Art Group

Meets every Tuesday 9am – 3pm

Contact Linda Series on 07875-212188

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Basking Babies

Meets Monday 10.00am – 12.30pm

Contact Lou Duncan on Mobile 07469 951229 or Email

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Barnston Parish Council Meetinga

Meets Monthly - 2nd Monday of the month 19.00 - 20.30

Find out more: here

Barnston Rainbows

Meeting every Tuesday 4.15pm – 5.15pm during school term time

For girls aged 5 to 7. Register your child | Volunteering

Contact Karen Harvey on 01371-871961

Barnston Brownies

Meets every Tuesday 5.15pm – 7.15pm during school term time

For girls aged 7 to 10. Register your child | Volunteering

Contact Jenny Wolff on 01371 875479

Dunmow Tae Kwon-Do

Meets every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Contact Matt Howard on 07970 165988

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Dunmow Theatre Dance school is based at Barnston Village hall on Wednesday and Friday afternoon/ evenings. We offer classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary to children aged 3 plus. Adult Tap is also held on a Wednesday evening, no experience necessary.

Classes are fun and relaxed whilst being structured with the aim of giving pupils a sound knowledge of safe technique and of course many opportunities to perform.

Principal Sue Bibb, a Fellow registered teacher and senior examiner for the Associated Board of Dance, gives years of performance and teaching experience to the pupils many of whom have gone on to professional training and careers in the business.

New pupils are welcome to join any time during the term, please contact Sue on 07969 340021 for class information times and to arrange a free trial.

Check out the website for more information or email /

We can also be found on Facebook.

Look forwards to seeing you soon

Marcelle School of Dancing offers ballet and tap classes for all ages and abilities. To get in contact with Miss Julie please use the contact us page on their website or search ‘Marcelle school of dancing’ on Facebook or Instagram.

Hi I’m Jay and I run Messy Monkeys Essex North from Barnston Village Hall on Wednesdays from 10-11.
My messy play classes are mixed age and suitable from 6 months (sitting) to school aged little ones.
My sessions are themed with a new theme every week across eight different stations.
Our class has a very relaxed atmosphere with a format of free play to give your little ones a chance to explore, experiment and socialise at their own pace.
Sessions can be booked termly or PAYG.

If you would like to book please follow the link below:

If you would like any more information please email me, whatsapp 07540150252 or find me on facebook

Look forward to seeing you there 😊

National Childbirth Trust (Anti-natal Courses)

Courses take place throughout the year please check their website.

Contact 0300 330 0700

Dark Ages Re-enactmenet

Meets fortnightly on Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Contact Samantha Greenland on 07961-941276

Find out more: Website Facebook

U3A Art

Meets every Thursday 10.00 - 12.00

U3A Art is run by Janet Clinton, Mobile 07832 941849

U3A Floral Arranging

Meets every 3rd Friday in month 10.00 - 12.00

U3A Floral arrangement is run by Christine Bishop Phone Number 01371 873356