Oxborough Village Hall Exterior

Oxborough Village Hall and grounds are a self funding community resource run by a committee of dedicated volunteers. For the role profile of a Trustee, please see here: Role profile

The Village Hall is a Registered Charity number 268868, established in 1976 with a Trust Deed for the purpose of maintaining the Village Hall.

Maintaining the Village Hall in good condition for the use and enjoyment of the people of the village and the wider community is still at the heart of the work of the Village Hall committee today.

There is free Wi-Fi for all users – hirers and villagers alike.

‘For the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of Oxborough… without distinction of political, religious or other opinions including use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants’. 
Oxborough Village Hall set out for formal dining

At the Heart of the Community

Various regular classes and activities take place at the Village Hall, including aerobics, dog training, table tennis and yoga. In addition there are weekly coffee mornings, monthly lunchtime cafés and quiz evenings, regular Village Breakfast events, annual Village BBQs and the Village Pantomime.

The Village Hall is used for a variety of community events such as Parish Council meetings and it becomes a polling station for elections. In addition it is a venue for parties, wakes and other occasions.

The hire charges are intended to be sufficient to help meet the running costs of the Village Hall Charity, but are supplemented by fundraising events throughout the year.

Oxborough Village

Oxborough is a beautiful village with a population of approximately 200, set in a rural location in the Brecklands, an area of special historic and ecological interest in Norfolk. The village is seven miles from the market town of Swaffham.

In the centre of the village stands our 14th century church and its Bedingfeld Chapel, home to many ancient and beautiful monuments, and the very rare terracotta tombs.

The church is unusual as its massive bell tower collapsed in 1948, bringing down the Nave and the South Aisle. Only the Chancel, the Vestry and the Bedingfeld Chapel survived intact. Pictures in the church and a model in the Chapel show the church as it once was.

Oxburgh Hall & the Surrounding Area

An important feature of our village is Oxburgh Hall, a medieval moated house owned and run by the National Trust and located next to the church. The Hall receives some 110,000 visitors each year, many of whom visit the church and the nearby village pub, The Bedingfeld Arms.

Further amenities including the College of West Anglia, leisure centre, museum, cafés and restaurants, hospital, theatres and cinema are found seventeen miles away in Kings Lynn, while the North Norfolk Coast with wonderful seaside, birdwatching and walking opportunities lies thirty miles away.

Downham Market is nearby with a leisure centre, cafés and restaurants and direct rail links to London Kings Cross.