We have a range of different spaces to use here at Somerford ARC, why not have a look at the pictures below and see whats on offer. The whole centre is bright and airy and has a homely feel to it, we want all users to feel “at home” when they visit us. The building was originally a Church and we are very lucky that we are able to continue this in the form of The Greenhouse Fellowship, who are based at the ARC and have a Sunday service and meetings every week.
There is a large wheelchair friendly disabled toilet, with baby changing facilities, separate gent’s toilet and a further toilet at the rear of the hall. The Centre's doorways are large and have easy access for wheelchairs as it's all on one level. We have a large car park, which will accommodate 20 cars.
Our IT training facility is fully equipped with 12 computers, a 48” TV, which is interactive with the computers allowing for groups to follow along with the large screen for teaching and presentations. We also have a large conference table seating 11 people, but can seat more if required. This is available for hire as an IT Suite or a Conference Room. Please call or email if you would like to hire this facility details can be found on our contact us page.
We have a fully equipped kitchen with a commercial cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and good quality china and cutlery for catering. There is a serving hatch into the main hall and double doors directly from the entrance hall for easy access.
The Main Hall offers a large stage and has a parquet floor ideal for dance and exercise classes. There are high windows on both sides so is bright and airy, but we do have black out curtains if the need arises to have total darkness for films or presentations. To cater for such events we have a new projector. The hall is heated by two large storage radiators. The hall can seat 100 people and we have tables and comfortable chairs to accommodate these numbers.
There is also a small room off the main hall that we call "The Snug”. This is a small comfortable room with two settees, armchairs, some books and toys and a smart TV. This room has a very relaxed atmosphere, ideal for smaller groups who just wish to meet up for coffee and a chat, meditation or interviews.
Come along to the ARC or contact us to find out if there is an activity that would suit you and meet others who share your interests. You can phone us on the landline or mobile numbers set out in our “Contact us” page to speak to one of us directly or leave a message and we can contact you. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ARC is available for hire by not just the residents locally, but anyone in Christchurch and the surrounding areas. We encourage everyone to come along and see our facilities and use Somerford ARC. The ARC is run by the Trustees, who are volunteers and the valued help of local volunteers. To keep the ARC going we rely on our bookings, funding and donations so any support from you is greatly appreciated.