Housing scheme brings a new church hall for village

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a NEW Doncaster church hall built after the previous one was knocked down to make way for social housing will be blessed in an official opening ceremony this weekend.

The Parish of Kirk Sandall and Edenthorpe will be opening its new church hall to the public on Sunday, September 4, to show local people the new creative space available for community events.

A Service of Dedication in the new hall at 10.30am will be led by the Rector, the Rev Mary Gregory, and includes the official opening, a blessing and a little singing.

In the afternoon, from 2pm to 4pm, the hall will be open for public viewing.

Games for children, musical entertainment and guided tours will be on offer, as well as cakes and refreshments.

The new hall came about when the local parish church, the Church of the Good Shepherd, was approached by Housing 21, a not-for-profit housing organisation.

The body had been commissioned by Doncaster Council to redevelop the site of Graham House, a council-owned old people’s home no longer in use.

The old church hall was adjacent to Graham House and Housing 21 wanted to develop the entire site, including building a new church hall for the Church of the Good Shepherd.

The project went ahead and the new hall opened for business at Easter.

It is already being used by a wide range of groups including a dance school, art group, parents and toddlers group, the local brownie pack as well as the church itself.

The church hall is located at Rokeby Gardens, off Queen Mary Crescent, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster.

Send an email to churchhall.ks.e@gmail.com for further information or to make enquiries about booking the premises.