Old Rectory at Handsworth in Sheffield
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The Community of Handsworth, Sheffield

Our Mission

We are a not-for-profit organisation that uses our commercial facilities to raise funds to restore the building and to keep it open as a venue for the local community to hold groups and events, many of which we are able to subsidise or run on cost basis.

Throughout the week there are all ages and all sorts of interest groups using the centre. If you would like more information or contact details just ring the office Monday to Friday between 11am and 2pm and ask for Tim on 0114 269 2537.

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Charity Status

We are pleased to confirm that in 2010 we received our charity status - registered charity 1139416. This will help us raise more funds beyond our commercial activities to help restore this building and develop new facilities for Handsworth folk also.

Our annual report and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website.

Image showing community events regularly held at The Old Rectory, Handsworth
Events Diary
MONDAY
Event Time Room Contact
Play and Praise
Toddlers Group
9.30am to 11am Nunnery Drop-in
Yoga Classes Noon to 1.30pm Nunnery Kate
07816 791239
Handsworth Museum 2nd Monday of every month
2pm to 4pm
The Historical Society is on hand to answer your questions
Main Building Call in
Belly Dancing 8pm - 9pm Nunnery Lynn
07960 319389
Handsworth Singers 8pm - 9pm Ballifield Bob Pemberton
Art Club 6pm to 8pm Orgreave Pete
07905 212486
Weight Watchers 6.30pm to 8pm Nunnery Fiona P. (see national website)
Historical Handsworth Society 1st Monday of the month
7.30pm
Main Hall Sandra Gillottt
0114 269 8213
TUESDAY
Event Time Room Contact
Handsworth Museum 10am - 2pm
Unmanned access
Main Building Call in
Over 50s Sequence Dancing 2pm to 4pm
New dances taught from 1.30pm before the dance
Main hall Tim Schafer
0114 269 2537
Zumba 10am to 11am Main hall Activity Sheffield
0114 273 4266
Karate classes 6.30pm to 7.30pm Main hall Bob Parkin
07977 3300 67
Belly Dancing 7.00pm - 8.00pm Nunnery Lynn
07960 319389
Sheffield 13
Brass Ensemble
7.45pm to 9.00pm Main hall Norman Cawkwell
0114 269 2333
WEDNESDAY
Event Time Room Contact
Mother and Toddler group Mornings (term time) Main hall Christine King
0114 269 4037
Yoga Classes 10am to 11.30 Nunnery Helena
0114 220 9547
Handsworth Art Society 2pm to 4pm Nunnery Mel
0114 269 7982
Zest - Healthy Eating 4.30pm to 6.30pm (for children and parents together) Main hall Zest
0114 270 2040
Handsworth Sword dancers 8pm Nunnery Donald Watts
0114 258 2583
Zumba - Latin Fitness 6.30 to 7.30pm Main hall Siobhan Ratcliff
07913 575902
THURSDAY
Event Time Room Contact
Handsworth Museum 10am - 2pm
Unmanned access
Main Building Call in
Pensioner's Lunch Club From 11am to 2pm, with a hot meal, bingo and raffles - meal served at noon Main hall Tim Schafer
0114 269 2537
Karate Classes 6.30pm to 7.45pm Main hall Bob Parkin
07977 3300 67
Craft Group 1pm to 3pm Nunnery Call in
Indoor Bowling 2pm to 4pm
Winter months only
Main hall Call in
Ballroom Dancing 8pm to 9pm Main hall Call in
FRIDAY
Event Time Room Contact
Walking Group 10am meet up before walking Nunnery Call in
Telephone the Old Rectory on 0114 269 2537

Introductory rates

If you wish, or know of someone wishing, to host a class or group please contact us to discuss start-up concessionary rates from £15.00 per hour.

Contact Tim Schafer for further details on tim@orh.org.uk.

Jubilee Gardens

A growing cooperative based in the old kitchen gardens behind the rectory. We have a fantastic 20ft poly tunnel, wild life garden, fruit trees and shared allotment space where we can host, schools, youth groups, charities etc. keen to get involved in growing.

We have picket fenced pitches available on two year lets from £30 per year, perfect for anyone wanting their own private growing space without the full hassle of a large allotment. Call or email Tim on 0114 2692537 or tim@orh.org.uk to get involved or to enquire about your own growing space.



Old Rectory Events

Below is a list of scheduled events throughout the year. Please Please visit our Facebook page for the latest dates.

Car Boot Sales

We hold car boot sales three times a year, April, July and September.

It's £6.00 for one of the 30 car boot pitches outside or £6.00 for one of the 20 indoor table top sites. To book a pitch call in with the money Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 10am to 2pm or 6.30pm to 8pm.

The Car Boots are free for buyers to attend and there is a hot food and drink stall on site too.


Evening Sequence Dances

Hosted by our resident MC Jim Gebbie, our sequence dances for the over 55s are a popular calendar event. Tickets are priced at £6.00 per person. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm dance with Pie and Peas served at 8pm, then dancing until 11pm. Licensed bar throughout.


Music In The Gardens

On a Sunday afternoon in July, 1pm to 6pm. An afternoon of brass bands, classical and maybe a little swing music often with a patriotic theme, like 'Last Night of the Proms'. Licensed bar.


Handsworth Mini-Music Festival

An early August event from noon to 7pm - 5 Tribute bands, fairground rides, licensed bar and catering stalls. Come and enjoy a family summer's evening in the gardens and watch the entertainment.


Family Fun Days and Markets

Join us at Easter, May and August Bank Holidays for traditional family treats and entertainment for kids, both little and large.

There will be fairground rides, licensed bar, catering stalls and gift market too. In May remember to bring a teddy bear to St Mary's to see it parachuted off the church spire, followed by a teddy bear's picnic. £1.00 entry for each of these events.


Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Usually on the closest Saturday to Guy Fawkes Night; gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. Indoor bar, inside bouncy castle for the little ones, Hotdog stall and fairground rides.


Handsworth Christmas Markets

The first Sunday in December, 2pm to 6pm with a licensed bar and family disco afterwards. A candle lit drum procession from St Mary's church to the market coupled with carol singing. Over 30 indoor and 15 outdoor Christmas craft and gift stalls, fairground rides for the little ones and on site burgers, hot dogs, etc. Entry is just £1.00.


New Year's Eve

7pm to 1am, an Old Rectory New Year's Ball with a family twist. Your young ones don't have to miss out on the fun with their own party games, bouncy castle and disco while you enjoy licenced bar, buffet and dancing with your contemporaries. You can't escape the kids totally, they are only a room away. Fireworks to see in the New Year, carriages at 1am.


Purchase Event Tickets

Skiddle.com is an official ticket outlet for these events. Please see our 'events tickets' page.