Lanchester Community Centre


Your own place in the community.


We Are Open for Business.

Thinking about becoming a Volunteer?

What is a Volunteer?
Volunteers can work with us just a few hours a week or month, it's entirely up to you and depends upon what commitment you can offer. Whatever it is, we’ll have something for you to do, whether its weekly volunteering, 4.30 till 6.30 Monday to Friday, or more specific such as painting or maintenance or help with current projects. You might have a skill to offer us connected to your professional role, or you may just be looking for extra camaraderie, increase your self-confidence, meet new people, or even be open to learning a new skill. It's a great way to meet new people, from outside of your normal social set, and give back to the community.

Who can be a Volunteer?

You must be at least 18 years old to be a Volunteer, for insurance purposes.
• someone who might have some hours they can offer to the centre weekly or monthly
• someone who can bring new skills and resources. 

What should I do if I’m interested in being a Lanchester Community Centre Volunteer?

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Volunteer, please don't hesitate to give us a ring on 01207 521275


Forthcoming Events:

More info coming soon.

At Lanchester Community Centre, we have 6 rooms available for hire, catering for a variety of needs ranging from weddings to clubs and societies. All of our rooms have access to a kitchen and coffee making facilities.

Hire charges start from as little as £9.25 per hour. We have our own private car park which accommodates 31 cars, including 2 disabled bays.

Click on the button below to download an up-to-date timetable of what's going on in each of the available rooms.


Here at Lanchester Community Centre, we are in the great position that our Community Centre is owned by the people of Lanchester. It provides many different classes and activities for the local and wider community, as well as hiring our halls out for functions, weddings, christenings, funerals, parties, classes and clubs.

We welcome anyone who wishes to get involved in the running of our thriving Community Centre as a volunteer, and we are always looking for new ideas for events to hold.

Please call in, have a look around, and see what we have to offer. Click here to arrange a visit.

Alison Boyd

Friends of Lanchester Community Centre

For over 50 years, Lanchester Community Centre has been a venue for education and leisure activities in Lanchester and surrounding areas.

We are a self-funding charity and we work hard to keep the Centre in good order for the next generation.

Please consider becoming a friend to support our work.



Why not see what's going on in your community or maybe take up a new hobby?


Events/Room Hire

From weddings to children's parties, you can we have a number of rooms to help you create your perfect setting.



From only £19.50 per month with no contract, you can improve your fitness at a price that won't break the bank.

For the community...


We have second hand books on sale in our conservatory for just 50p each.
Our wonderful community very kindly donate them to us to sell on and make more funds. 

Christmas Fair

Break the back of the Christmas shopping at our fair, with stalls from local trades and craftsmen. Make your gifts personal and support the community.

Kids' Stuff

In school holidays we provide weekly films and activities for a small fee to help entertain the children.

Contact us today

Email us at:

Call us on:

01207 521275

Drop in to see us:

Lanchester Community Centre, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH7 0PB


About us

Registered address:

Lanchester Community Centre Newbiggin Lane, Lanchester Co.Durham, DH7 0PB

Charity Number: 1188911

Please consider a donation to help the centre

Office Hours

Mon, Wed & 9am -1.15pm Tue & Thur 9am - 3pm

Room Hire available from 8:00-Midnight