Reading Room

The Reading Room (Registered Charity No. 300882)

Revival project update. Work on the replacement ceiling and lighting plus other electrical work is complete, thanks to Elm Construction and F W Jarvis and sons for completing on time and to an excellent standard,

  The Reading Room was ‘founded by Conveyance on 10 February 1912’.  It was converted from almshouses to provide facilities for the education of parishioners.  Later it was extended to provide a kitchen, WCs and downstairs rooms and facilities and became the focus for community activity generally. It now acts as the village hall and a centre for community groups, as well as providing and  venue for a range of social activities, including hire by parishioners and others. The regular Tuesday Morning Market is also held in the Reading Room.There is ramp access, a disabled toilet and a hearing loop, full details are given in this summary Access Statement. 

The Reading Room is a village facility for all to use, subject to booking conditions being met.

Hiring Charges

Kingston Reading Room

Kitchen facilities and good access.

£6.50 per hour for a minimum of 2 hours or £25 for 4 hours

Childrens Party – 4 hours Afternoon Hire – now only £10

Downstairs mini meeting room £5 per session

All enquiries to:

Judy Wurr Bookings Secretary 01548 810065


The Reading Room was registered as Charity number 300882 on 30 January 1940. The building is owned by the Parish Council, who act as a holding or custodian trustee. Its day to day management is carried out by the Management Committee, which meets a minimum of four times a year including the Annual General Meeting. The Committee is made up of  representatives of all the village user groups (see Clubs/Societies page). As well as overseeing the general maintenance of the building, the Committee raises funds. The main fundraising event is now the Grand Draw which is run in conjunction with Kingston Fun Day in August.