The St Mark’s Community Centre is a tremendous asset to the church and the wider community. The Centre has two halls – the Large Hall (72 sq. m.) and a good–sized Small Hall (40 sq. m.), cloakrooms, attractive foyer and a spacious and very well-equipped kitchen – the last two thanks to a substantial grant from the City Council in 2014. This enabled us to build on an extension, which was officially opened in February 2015.
Courses, lectures and
activities take place most weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings;
on our busiest day there are nine different classes and activities.
We estimate that our footfall is 20,000 a year. The classes and
lectures are run by external teachers; church–run activities, such
as twice weekly Toddles, are free except for a modest charge for
refreshments. We offer recognised charities reduced hire rates. It is
also possible for anyone to book the Halls and kitchen, when
available, for casual use, such as weekend family parties. (Hourly
rates: Large Hall £22 Small Hall £16 Kitchen (additional fee £6 for light use).
Details of all classes and activities this term are available through the Courses tab on the left of this page. The Committee also prints a guide to Centre activities and other community facilities in a booklet What’s On in Newnham, which is distributed three times a year to all addresses in the Newnham Ward.The Official Opening of the new Kitchen Extension Iin the Community Centre) was held on February 13, 2015 when it was declared open by the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Gerri Bird. Some photos of this happy event are shown below.
The Mayor unveils the plaque to mark the opening of the kitchen extension
An external view of the kitchen extension, showing the new automatic door