Bermondsey Village Hall Church

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Sunday 11 May 2014 11.00am
I've just been past the hall where there is a church service taking place. Anyone know if this is allowed?
Sunday 11 May 2014 3.24pm
why would it not be allowed?

'Bermondsey Village Hall is a community centre for the local people in Bermondsey and the surrounding area. The hall is open 7 days a week during the day and also at night (up to 9pm) and caters for all ages. Over 50's Club on Wednesdays .....amongst many other events and groups.' from southwark council .
also this may help with your query,

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/detailed-guidance/specialist-guidance/village-halls-answers-to-some-common-questions/
Monday 12 May 2014 6.51am
I think the question was more related to whether you can conduct a church service there. Don't you need a licence from God or something?
Monday 12 May 2014 12.30pm
Tolstoy wrote:
I think the question was more related to whether you can conduct a church service there. Don't you need a licence from God or something?

i understood that, thanks.
it's probably not possible to get a licence from God especially in Southwark.
some people might say that a church is more the body of believers than the physical space.
i was under the impression that BV Hall serves the community and it's wide range of needs whatever they may be.
Monday 12 May 2014 1.01pm
'it's probably not possible to get a licence from God especially in Southwark.'

Is Southwark beyond redemption?
Monday 12 May 2014 1.03pm
Church services take place in a number of places other than in churches.

I believe that the accepted wisdom is that religion existed before churches were built.

...if you press it, they will come.
Monday 12 May 2014 2.01pm
Thanks for the link hslc. It says that a village hall is mainly for 'community-related recreational activities'. It stresses 'recreational purposes'. I've never thought of a religious service as recreation but maybe it is. Curious.
Monday 12 May 2014 2.59pm
I think that people who practice religion might say that it's almost a definition of re-creation for them.

They might also wonder why they're being subjected to this kind of scrutiny and disapproval.

...if you press it, they will come.
Monday 12 May 2014 3.23pm
beetroot wrote:
Thanks for the link hslc. It says that a village hall is mainly for 'community-related recreational activities'. It stresses 'recreational purposes'. I've never thought of a religious service as recreation but maybe it is. Curious.

I often read fiction books for recreation.
Monday 12 May 2014 4.08pm
Guy's street wrote:
beetroot wrote:
Thanks for the link hslc. It says that a village hall is mainly for 'community-related recreational activities'. It stresses 'recreational purposes'. I've never thought of a religious service as recreation but maybe it is. Curious.

I often read fiction books for recreation.

How interesting. So do I. I wonder if it's allowed, or if it will attract comment from people who have a prejudice against reading?

...if you press it, they will come.

To post a message, please log in or register..

Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from: