The Full Story
We are a Husband and Wife team who volunteer our time to run and manage the community centre. We got married in May 2015 at St Wilfrids and celebrated our reception here at the centre, so others could see the vision of what's available at St Wilfrid’s. You can find pictures of our wedding and other events as you browse the website.
There is a large hall, separate lounge with licensed bar, and large front secure garden with seating. Plus, lots of space for bouncy castles and more. The centre has a maximum capacity of 150 guests, when you hire the whole centre, and up to 120 when your hire the large hall.
The licensed bar is available for private events situated in the lounge, separate from the hall. Many class as a quieter room for guests to enjoy while using the hall for your D.J.
We are available to hire for Weddings, Mehndi Celebration, Baptisms, Confirmations, Birthdays, Meetings, Scouts, Birthday Parties, Children's Parties, Reunions, Beauty pageant, Wakes, Wedding Venue etc...
Available from 9am-12 Midnight 7 days a week. Subject to Availability and Terms and Conditions of Hire.
Viewings and bookings are selected days as we only open for events. The hire of the venue include the use of tables and chairs in the rooms hired.
We work in harmony with St. Wilfrid’s RC Church and support them with their functions and events throughout the year.
We have had made many improvements over the last few years:
July 2019, With special thanks to the Local Councillors, Cllr Diane Donaldson and Cllr Majid Mahmood for the installation of the new dropped kerbs directly outside the centre to make access for wheelchair users and scooter users access to the centre grounds.
July 2019, ongoing from the poly-tunnel, community gardening project, The Real Junk Food Project Central helped fund a barrier for the poly-tunnel, and side garden area.
June 2019, Wates was focusing on creating greener, happier and healthier communities, Wates and a team of volunteers cleared an overgrown side garden area, laid bark and erected a poly-tunnel. The objective of the project was to support volunteers at the centre in the aim to grow our own fruit and vegetables. They also refreshed the existing front garden furniture and rebuilt, painted and provided flowers for the planters. The project has been a huge hit with the local community, with plans to grow further and work with local schools and other community groups in 2020. Community & Conservation week June 19, with special thanks to Wates, Harris Glass, Travis Perkins, the garden clearance team and the volunteers on the project.
May 2019, Birmingham City Council, funded the kitchen refurbishment. The project took nearly 5 months to complete and was a very exciting and rewarding project to be involved with. From a 70s old dated kitchen, to now a stainless-steel commercial kitchen.
Nov 2017, Firs and Bromford Neighbours Together, funded a stage extension for the hall at the community centre, the new extended stage, enables us to host many more community projects such as the panto, and fabs got talent. It’s a fantastic new asset to the centre.
If you have not visited or seen the centre in the last few years there have been many more improvements over the years to the centre, including a new rear entrance roof, new front doors, whole building refreshed, toughly cleaned and painted, CCTV system for security and safety, over 100 new banqueting chairs, front garden chairs and benches, overall front garden made more wheel chair friendly, with landscaping and flagging.
We have plans to apply for more funding and assistance to improve the building and leave a legacy for the next 30 years.