Cheddon Fitzpaine Hall

Cheddon Fitzpaine Hall - View on main hall

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Cheddon Fitzpaine

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07586 413290

Bill Rigby

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Cheddon Fitzpaine Flower Show

Saturday 27th JULY 2024 From 2.30PM

Schedule is available under the Documents tab. (

Entries Close – Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Please enter and then come along and see what others have done

Cheddon Fitzpaine Memorial Hall description

Party Venue / Fitness and Dance Centre / Wedding Venue / Business Meeting Rooms / Community Hall / Funerals and Wakes

Medium (1-150)

The hall lies in secluded woodland in the Rowford area of Cheddon Fitzpaine village just a few miles from Taunton town centre.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:










Venue facilities

50 spaces

Within 200 metres



Yes - Full - Facilities to prepare meal

25 rectangle tables

200 chairs



Other venue facilities




Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

Large room with stage off to one end. External doors onto paved areas. Storeroom for tables and chairs. Serving hatches from kitchen and bar.


As meeting room:


For dining:


As theatre:


For dancing:


For a reception:


14m x 9m

Meeting room with table and chairs


As meeting room:


For dining:


6m x 6m

Upcoming events are shown below:

78th Annual Cheddon Fitzpaine Flower Show

27 July 2024

Saturday 27th July 2024

Opening 2.30pm

Open to all

Admission Free

(Schedule available to download under the documents tab)

Latest news:

Inflatables, including Bouncy Castles

6 March 2023

The use of these at the hall is not covered by the hall's insurance. Before you use any of these at the hall, we will need to ensure that the supplying company has the relevant Public Liability Insurance.

Regular users of this venue:

Sewing Alterations and Repairs

Contact: Kim Tolman

Pop up shop on Thursdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm in the Committee room.

Cheddon & West Monkton Film Club

Contact: Bill Rigby - Hall Manager

Films shown 7pm every 3rd Friday from September to May each year.

If you would like to be added to our email notifications, then please email Bill at 

Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council

Contact: Sammie Millard-Jones (07465 405533)

Meets monthly, every 2nd Monday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Committee Room.


Web Site: 

Conscious Connections

Contact: Amelia Harding (07986 084176)

Chigung with Clive Tempest

Wednesday mornings for seasons of five to six weeks throughout the year. 

These classes are with the Hestercombe Chigung Group. To join please contact us. Newcomers are welcome and from time to time there are opportunities for beginners to learn Shibashi Taichi, which supports health and wellbeing and is a good starting practice.

Chigung is the foundation of taichi. The exercises are easy to learn, energising and relaxing. The approach in these classes is meditative rather than strenuous. Chigung suits the over sixties. For more information see:


Little Seedlings Baby & Toddler Group

Contact: Emma Booker

Mondays - Drop in anytime between 1.30pm to 3.15pm

Facebook: Facebook Page



Contact: Jo Williams (07919 157201)

Dog training Classes

Wednesday 5:00pm to 9:00pm



Facebook Facebook page

Quantock Beaders

Contact: Pam Gilbert (01823 433838)

Meets monthly, normally the 2nd Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

New members welcome, contact Pam Gilbert. Our numbers have reduced over the years and following Covid so we could take more members. 

Sewing Bee

Contact: Pat Walker

Meets Mondays 1:45pm to 4:15pm in the Committee Room

South Somerset Astronomical Society

Contact: Ken Cann

Meets monthly, first Tuesday, 7:30pm to 10:00pm in the Committee Room 

The Arts Society Taunton

Contact: The Arts Society Taunton


Website address:

Facebook: Facebook Page

Meets 1st Tuesday each month at 2.30 - 4 pm

Yoga and Fitness Training with Louise

Contact: Louise Thomas (0746 5665595)

Yoga - Friday 9:30am to 11:00am

Current vacancies:

Volunteers Needed

Closing date: 31 December 2023

The Memorial Hall is a registered charity, looked after by a group of volunteers who act as Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for the long term strategic direction of the hall, as well as its day-to-day running and maintenance – ensuring that it remains available for the local community to use and enjoy.

We would love to hear from anybody who might be able to volunteer their time to support us. There are lots of ways to help, without necessarily acting as a Trustee. For instance, you may have expertise in a certain area that might benefit the hall, from graphic design and web design skills to maintenance and building knowledge.

Please email the Secretary, Yvonne Rigby at if you like to help.

Document library:

CFMH Covid-19 Risk Assessment (Issue 6)

Updated Risk Assessment following Government changes of February 2022

View: covid-19-risk-assessment-issue-6.pdf (158,071 kB)

CFMH Covid-19 Special Hire Conditions (Issue 7)

Updated Special Hire Conditions following Government changes of February 2022

View: covid-19-special-conditions-issue-7.pdf (135,929 kB)

CFMH Data Protection Policy (Issue 1)

The Data Protection Act 2018 (The Act) governs the use of PD, which can be held on computers, laptops and mobile devices, or in a manual file, and includes email, minutes of meetings, and photographs. This document explains how CFMH complies with The Act in handling PD. (NB: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for implementing and overseeing The Act. This Policy uses guidance published by the ICO on their website at

View: cfmh-data-protection-policy-issue1-230206.pdf (278,759 kB)

CFMH Safeguarding Policy

Issue 1 of the hall's Safeguarding Policy approved at the Trustees meeting on 2nd August 2021

View: cfmh-safeguarding-policy-issue-1-210802.pdf (0 kB)

CFMH Standard Terms and Conditions

Issue 3 of the Standard Terms and Conditions.
Hirers, having returned their signed Hiring Agreement, are deemed to have entered into a contract and in so doing have agreed to abide by these Terms & Conditions.

View: cfmh-terms-and-conditions-issue-3-230206.pdf (0 kB)

Cheddon Fitzpaine 78th Flower Show Schedule

The schedule for the 78th Flower Show to be held on 27th July 2024.

View: flower_show_schedule_2024.pdf (304,005 kB)

The First Hall

Project was first discussed 1945 to build a Memorial Village Hall in memory of the seven villagers who had been lost in the war. Mr Hedley Musgrave was one of those prominent in the discussions as he had lost his son.

The first start up General Committee Meeting was held at Upper Cheddon Farm home of Mr H Musgrave on Tuesday October 30th 1945 he was voted in as Chairman, Treasurer Col C D G Lyon, Secretary Mr S E Sampson, with the aim of raising £1000,00. A bank account was to be opened at Somerset and Wilts Savings Bank. There were two sub committees Catering and Social.

The Hon Mrs Portman of Hestercombe House had given her permission for the Reading Room to be used for functions. An appeal to all parishioners to be asked towards funds. Fund raisers were to include Christmas Parties, children's concerts, whist drives, variety concerts, dances.

The first Flower show was held August Bank holiday 1946 was so successful became an annual event and is still going. 1948 saw the first gymkhana held in a field opposite the school by kind permission of Mr H Musgrave in conjunction with the Flower Show but was later split, the Flower show went to last Saturday in July the gymkhana in September. 1954 saw the Gymkhana Televised, the BBC donated two trophies for the gymkhana they are still used to this day for Flower Show trophies.

Raffles were held at all events prizes included a duck, chicken, basket of apples, books, eggs, tea, bottle port or wine, brace of rabbits, bottle of perfume.

A thermometer showing money raised was put up in the post office.

Meetings were held quarterly in various places Upper Cheddon Farm, The Rectory, Rowford School.

By 1950 just over £800 had been raised and when The Hon Mrs Portman passed away she bequeathed the Hestercombe Reading room to the village who sold it to the Crown Commissioners which doubled there savings to almost £2000.00.

The committee decided to approach the Crown Commissioners to find a suitable place to buy a plot of land to build the Hall, that place was Sandilands.

The first meeting to be held in the Hall was 25th July 1955 it was officially opened by the Bishop of Bath and Wells Dr H W Bradfield Saturday 8th October 1955.

November 1956 all Hall and Land payments were completed thus concluding the buisness of the start up committee.

At the next meeting December 7th 1956 Mr H Musgrave was elected as President.

Present Hall

The present hall was built at a cost of £300,000 in 2001.


  • Chair:  Malcolm Lown
  • Vice Chair: Robert Hughes
  • Secretary: Yvonne Rigby
  • Karen Curd
  • Pat Walker
  • Mike Batsch
  • Gabrielle Batsch
  • Rev James Cox
  • Emily Bottomley
  • Laura Hopkins
  • Jenny Hannis
  • Joe Godfrey


Trustees plus:

  • Treasurer: Stuart Triggol
  • Manager: William (Bill) Rigby
  • Cleaner: Sharon Russel-Smith


Contact numbers are available upon reasonable request.

Keyholders are also available upon reasonable request. 

Updated 26th September 2023

We use HallMaster to manage our bookings. To view availability please see the calendar below.

Once you have identified a date and time you would like to book, or you would like to ask a question about anything to do with the hall, then please complete the contact form, send an email to, or send a message to 07586413290, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bill Rigby


Guidelines for Hall Hire Rates




Main Hall and Kitchen



Per Hour

(Residents of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish prior to 01/04/2023)

Whole Hall



Per Hour

(Residents of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish prior to 01/04/2023)

Committee Room



Per Hour

(Residents of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish prior to 01/04/2023)

Children' Birthday Parties

(Main Hall and Kitchen)



For a four hour period

(Residents of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish prior to 01/04/2023)

Wedding Receptions

(Weekends Only)



Plus £100 returnable deposit for a 48hr period

(Residents of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish prior to 01/04/2023)

All party bookings costing over £100 per let are subject to a £100 returnable damage deposit.

We do not except bookings for teenage parties (13-18). Requests for 21st birthday parties will be vetted before being accepted.

There would be an additional charge of £10 if you wish to use the projector and screen installed in the main hall.

All party bookings costing over £100 per let are subject to an additional £100 returnable damage deposit.

Actual cost for a hiring will be agreed with the Trustees Representative and detailed on the Hiring Agreement, including when payments are due. 

Minimum age of the hirer for us to accept a booking is 18 years of age.

Inflatables, including Bouncy Castles

The use of these at the hall is not covered by the hall's insurance. Before you use any of these at the hall, we will need to ensure that the supplying company has the relevant Public Liability Insurance.

Our local suppliers are shown below:

Allens Hire

Catering Equipment & Furniture Hire

South West Telephone No: 01225 812059

Can supply array of different products covering crockery, cutlery, glassware, furniture, linen and kitchen equipment. We offer everything from a basic white plate up to high end options such as Jars coloured crockery and Riedel glassware (we are the only approved supplier of Riedel glassware for hire in the UK)


Essential Events Hire

Drapes for the hall.

Contact Numbers: 01278 691038



Fifth Element Disco and Karaoke

Call Kim on 07850 247674


At Ginclairs we have created a stylish and elegant bar from a converted Sinclair Horse Trailer with a modern industrial theme, Ginclairs is an eye catching feature bar suitable suitable to hire for any event or memorable occasion.

We pride ourselves on supporting local and small businesses and source the finest small batch premium products, we stock a wide selection of local alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, including over 30 hand picked and award winning drinks and accompaniments. We can tailor the bar to meet the requirements of your event.

Ginclairs is a fully stocked horsebox bar that can provide the wow factor for your guests at your event.

We stock over 30 varieties of local and small-batch gin, rum, vodka, and other spirits, and we serve them with the appropriate accompaniment. We also serve the finest local beers, ciders and soft drinks, alongside cocktails and all the favourites you would expect to see behind the bar. 

We provide professional bar staff that are always on hand to provide a good quality experience with a smile! 

Contact: Claire


Facebook: Facebook

Instagram: Instagram

Mobile: 07838 314735 


Harlequin Carnival Club Bar & Event Services

Harlequin Bar and Event Services offer a free fully staffed and serviced licensed bar.

The Bar and Event Services are staffed by volunteers who are members of Harlequin Carnival Club based in Ilminster and in this way they raise funds to build our carnival entry each year.

Our email address:

The Bar Bookings Telephone Number: 07508 115870


Mid Somerset Catering and Leisure Hire

Somerset's Catering Equipment And Leisure Hire Specialists

Mid Somerset Catering Hire is the largest independent supplier of catering equipment in Somerset and the surrounding area including Taunton, Yeovil and Exeter. 


The Gin & Sin Co - Somerset's Premium Mobile Gin, Fizz & drinks bar

Our Mobile bar 'Huckleberry' provides a unique, bespoke addition to any special event or celebration. We specialise in serving a wide range of quality artisan Gins, tonics, Fizz cocktails, Rum and in addition, offer a full bar service with bespoke, individualised drinks menus. Established in 2017 we are experienced in providing a quality, professional service and take pride in delivering a prime drinks menu to serve all manner of events, tastes and clientele.

Contact: Claire Sowerby

Phone: 07969 363884


Facebook: The Gin & Sin Co | Taunton | Facebook


The Hoppy Mare

There are plenty of mobile bars available for hire but very few mobile pubs!! Perfect for outdoor events, our lovingly restored horse box has been finished to give the feel of a traditional pub with real ales, cider and lager all available on draught as well as a selection of spirits, chilled wines and soft drinks. We also have our beautiful handmade 'Barrel Bar' for indoor venues such as marquees and village halls.


Tipsy Moo Bar

A unique mobile bar experience! Our vintage ice cream van has been transformed into a charming mobile bar. We can of course also offer delicious local icecream, alongside our wonderful drinks selection, or simply on its own. From weddings to parties, our van adds a touch of vintage flair to any event. Make your occasion unforgettable with our one-of-a-kind van! Perfect for parties, weddings, summer events and more.

Tel: 07926523635




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