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St Mary's Parish Hall Newgate Barnard Castle

The Town

Barnard Castle is a market town and has a unique historical character. It has been recognised nationally as one of the 51 most historically and architecturally important towns in Great Britain. The town is named after the 12th century castle that was founded by Bernard Baliol. The castle was protected by the River Tees and the ruins attract many tourists to the town. The adjoining 12th century St Mary's Church of similar foundation was significantly changed whilst under the patronage of King Richard III.

The Hall

The size and layout of St Mary’s Parish Hall make it an ideal choice for private and business functions. The hall is available for hire for: • Meetings/Small Conferences • Training • Parties • Dances • Sales and Fayres • Sports Classes • Functions • Social Events etc. Regular activities ongoing in the hall include table top sales and markets, coffee mornings, a mother & toddler group, yoga, pilates and art class.


Rooms: See room plan below. Room sizes: main hall 14 x 10 metres, Stage 5 x 6 metres, Guild Room 9 x 6 metres. Heating: Gas central heating throughout hall Maximum Capacity: Main Hall – 150, Committee Room – 25, Guild Room – 50 Facilities: The modern kitchen facilities include a fridge, microwave and modern gas cooker. There is a stage making it an ideal venue for productions and concerts. Equipment: There are adequate chairs and tables and ample crockery and cutlery is available. There is also various sports and play equipment available. Parking: Small adjacent car park, nearby roadside parking and pay and display car park opposite (£1.00 for four hours). Access: There is access for all into the hall with ramps and handrails providing access into the Main Hall and Guild Room.

Registered Charity Number: 1103536

Hire Charges (£ per hour) :

Commercial Rates: Main Hall £20, Guild Room £12, Committee Room £6

Charity Rates: Main Hall £15, Guild Room £8, Committee Room £6


For Bookings contact Stephen Guy - 01833 630732 (please leave details on the answer phone and Stephen will get back to you) or email or for other enquiries contact Peter Wise at


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What's On at St Mary's Parish Hall Newgate Barnard Castle

Weekly Contact Notes
13:00 to 15:00 Smuffies
Toddler and Baby Group
Kim Harding
01833 637018
09:00 to 12:00 Coffee Morning
Held in the Committee Room, come and have a coffee or tea, with a scone.

10:00 Coffee Morning and Country Market
Coffee Morning and Country Market

Coffee Morning and Country Market
10:00 to 12:00 Barnard Castle Country Market
Cakes, savouries, preserves, seasonal vegetables, fruit, crafts, flowers.

18:30 to 19:45 Pilates Class
Held in the Main Hall. e-mail:
Janet Arnold
07967 620670
19:00 Pilates

Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Saturday of every month
10:00 to 12:00 Table Top Sale
Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale
Monthly (third of a month) Contact Notes
The third Saturday of every month
09:00 to 16:00 Flea Market
Held in the Guild Room
Cath Dixon
01768 863542
Held on third Saturday, every month
Ongoing Contact Notes
Ongoing events (no fixed date - contact for details)
10:00 to 15:00 Table Top Sale
Table Top Sale + Refreshments
Susan Snowdon
Held on First and Last Saturday in the month.



St Mary’s Parish Hall is situated next to St. Mary’s Church on Newgate close to the Market Cross roundabout in Barnard Castle. Hall Postcode: DL12 8NQ