The Lamorna Valley, home to the Lamorna School of Artists in the early 20th century, is still a thriving community in the 21st century.
The village hall was built in 1861, originally as a school but designed so that it could also be used as a church. The school closed in 1921.
In the 1960s a group of enthusiastic people transformed the now redundant village school into a community centre. Today, Lamorna Village Hall is a thriving centre for community events that are held throughout the year, culminating in a Christmas Fair and carol service. Art exhibitions are also held at the hall, drawing on the long held association the Lamorna Valley has with artists, both past and present. The St. Buryan, Lamorna and Paul Parish Council meets at the hall every three months in January, April, July and October and it is also the venue for the Lamorna Society Annual General Meeting.
After many years of serving the community, Lamorna Village Hall was looking very tired and out of date and in need of renovation. As a result of the commitment, fundraising and hard work by the Village Hall Committee and a great deal of support from the community of Lamorna, sufficient funds were raised to begin renovation work. Most of this was completed while the hall was closed to the public during the Covid pandemic in 2020/21. The kitchen and toilets were completely refurbished, accessibility improved and, more recently superfast fibre broadband installed.
In July 2021, and coinciding with the centenary year of village halls, Lamorna Village Hall finally reopened with a celebratory event and an exhibition by the Lamorna Kerr Art Group.
The progress of Lamorna Village Hall, from its early beginnings in the 1960s to its reopening in the 21st century, is celebrated by an entry in the
The hall is also available for private hire. There is a raised stage, fully equipped kitchen, full central heating, superfast fibre broadband and toilets. Outside, there is a small seating area and a car park. The hall is licensed for the sale of alcohol.
Further information on booking the hall can be found here