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Maurice Rowson Hall

The Maurice Rowson Hall is located at the junction of Church Road and Nuns Meadow in the centre of the village of Gosfield and is available for hire for village residents, village organisations and for people and organisations from outside the village. 

History

Up until the early 1980’s the Maurice Rowson Hall was known as the Sunday School Room and was owned by the Church. The Sunday School Room consisted of a small hall with a stage at one end which was positioned where the Bill Pasfield meeting room is now. In the 1960’s and 1970’s there was fund raising in the village to build either a new village hall or to extend and improve the Sunday School Room. When village resident and local businessman Maurice Rowson died in 1981 he left a considerable sum of money to enable the Sunday School Room to be extended and improved. The Sunday School Room was then renamed the Maurice Rowson Hall in his memory. Surplus money left in Maurice Rowson’s legacy was used to set up the Rowson Perpetual Memorial Fund, a registered charity that contributes towards the upkeep of the hall.

Present Time

The Maurice Rowson Hall is run by a small management committee consisting of representatives from a number of the village organisations that use the hall. In addition a booking clerk and a cleaner are employed by the management committee. The committee meet on a monthly basis throughout the year and are responsible for all matters to do with running of the hall. Any village organisations that use the hall are welcome to send a representative to be on the management committee.

The Maurice Rowson Hall consists of a main hall and two smaller rooms known as the Bernard Brooks Room and the Bill Pasfield Room. The rooms can either be hired together or individually. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a large catering oven. The hall is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a unisex disabled toilet. There is a large carpark at the hall with parking for approximately 20-25 cars. 


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Maximum occupancy figures for the various rooms are: 


Main Hall:


  • Standing = 150 persons
  • Seated in rows = 120 persons
  • Seated audience at tables = 100 persons

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Bernard Brooks Room = 40 persons

Bill Pasfield Room = 20 persons


Booking of the main hall includes use of the kitchen, crockery, tables and chairs. 

Heating is also included at no further charge.



For further information on how to book the Maurice Rowson Hall and for details of hire rates and conditions please contact the Booking Clerk - 

Amanda Degnan on 01787 274992 or by email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Please note that bookings for teenage birthday parties are only taken if agreed by the management committee and we cannot accept bookings for 18th or 21st birthday parties.


The Maurice Rowson Hall Management Committee is a registered charity(registration number 286359).