We have carried out the Government guidance and ACRE recommendations for Village Halls to ensure that we are Covid-19 safe, and now plan to re-open the Main Hall only at first when gyms and dance studios may re-open. This is likely to be at the very earliest mid-July. To begin with, for limited days, areas, times, and activities. Our returning Regular Hirers will have first priority with their booking requests not currently all shown on our booking system. Bookings may no longer be back to back to allow time for additional sanitising and disinfection between bookings.
We are now accepting booking requests. Please see our Hallmaster Booking system on this website to check availability and to request a booking. (Social distancing and restricted numbers will still apply) We look forward to welcoming you.
We are a Registered Charity and Company Limited by guarantee, run solely by a small group of volunteers, for as a the name suggests, use by the community. We are a not-for-profit organisation, so any money we raise is used for improvements to the facilities for all to use and benefit. (Unlike many other community buildings we rent the Hall from Cheshire East and are responsible for all repairs and maintenance.)
Building began in 1938, and Morton Jubillee Hall was officially opened on the 8th May, 1940 which was the 40th Jubilee of the nearby Hovis Mill. The idea for this building, and its dual purpose, was instigated by John Figgins Morton, General Manager of Hovis Mill and a Director of Hovis Ltd. Over the years it has had a number of uses, includi was to be a WW2 air raid shelter downstairs, and a Social Clun for the Hovis workers on the ground floor. It is well remembered as a Youth Club. It now serves as a hub for the local community to hire and use. In May 2020 we will be celebrating the 80th year of the opening of this unique building where so many memories have been made.
The Hall has a quirky and unique character and layout, with five spaces and a small commercial kitchen for hire for regular or one-off bookings. This includes the Main Hall, with a stage, seating up to 100 with tables and chairs. You will find details of each room, including price guide in the Rooms for Hire tab. At the weekend, the Main Hall is hired regularly for daytime children's parties, and has also been hired for filming, exhibitions, conferences, cultural events, larger training events, etc.
You can find Morton Hall, not to be confused with the nearby National Trust property, Little Moreton Hall, on Union Road, just off Buxton Road, next to Macclesfield Canal and less than 10 minutes walk from Macclesfield Railway Station.
There are 5 spaces and a commercial kitchen for hire, including the main hall which seats up to 100 people with tables and chairs. You can find details of each room including price guide in the Rooms for Hire tab. At the weekend, the hall is hired regularly for daytime children’s parties, and is also suitable for filming, exhibitions, fund raising, cultural events, wakes, and larger training groups and meetings. If you are interested in hiring one of these rooms, you can find availability then make a booking at the Booking Request tab.
There are regular classes and community activities running during the day and in the evening, check Activities tab in menu to find out how to contact the event/activity organisers if you would like to join one of them. The Hall is closed and not available to hire at Bank Holiday weekends, and for two weeks at Christmas and the New Year.
We have recently undergone a planned programme of repairs and improvements. This is mainly thanks to The New Homes Bonus Grant of £16,566.79 from Cheshire East Council, our own contribution of £5,000, and an additional £2,000.00 from Macclesfield Town Council. Total cash to be spent on this refurbishment project will be £23,566.79. Also thanks Astrazeneca for their November, "Re-Painting Day", and to Hibel Road Tesco for their donation of no longer required tables, and to Cheshire Streetwise for transporting them. Therefore on completion of all the improvements and repairs our facilities will be even better, for everyone to use, and also be an even better venue to meet new friends and to make new memories........ Macclesfield's "Hidden Gem"