The Village Hall in Sherborne St John was founded in 1967 as an independent charitable Foundation run by a board of trustees. Originally the Hall was of wooden construction and served the community well until it was beyond repair and so was demolished in 2006 and replaced by the purpose designed and built, modern, brick and tile building you see today.
The whole community of Sherborne St John worked for almost ten years to raise over £157,000 towards the re-building of the Hall and were able to source the remaining funds through grants from the Big Lottery Fund, The Veolia Trust, Basingstoke and Deane District Council, Hampshire County Council, The Parish Council, The Garfield Weston Trust, The Four Seasons Trust and a number of smaller donations.
The new, purpose built Hall was opened in 2007 and provides one of the best Village Hall facilities in NE Hampshire with a full range of facilities and services.
Situated in the centre of the village with it's own dedicated car parking, and alongside the Village Green, the Hall is an ideal venue for all types of community, private and corporate activities, including clubs and leisure groups, weddings, parties for adults and children, corporate meetings and training courses (up to 5 break-out rooms can be arranged). The well known and popular Swan public house is directly opposite and for those not supplying their own food, provides full restaurant facilities.