Alington House Community Centre

Registered charity in Durham city centre

4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET Directions

   Open today 09:00 - 22:00

Why Choose Us?

Registered Charity
7 Days a Week
Free Wifi Available

Here at Alington House Community Centre, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Established in 1948

Business overview

Alington House is a grade 2 style listed building in the heart of Durham city. We have rooms to hire and community activities available.

Alington House Community Association is a registered charity residing in the heart of Durham City's historic centre, on North Bailey close to Palace Green.

We target work with groups that face disadvantage, including economic, social and educational disadvantages. We promote the celebration of difference through single gender work, asylum seeker and refugee work, and working with other marginalised groups.

We offer training to unemployed residents in the deprived Durham Coalfields area and work on an outreach basis to offer volunteering roles to those in need.

We have rooms available to hire for local community groups, good causes, and sympathetic organisations.

Our room hire can include: Tea, coffee and biscuits and buffets on request.


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Products & Services

Brownie Groups

Function Rooms and Banqueting

Girl Guides


Private Clubs


Social Clubs

Corporate Events

Support Groups

Our Team

Mr Alan Barnett - Centre Co-ordinator

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Alan manages the Centre in terms of room bookings, health and safety, policies, building maintenance and repairs, finances. Alan has over 35 years experience of managing community facilities, He is a fully qualified youth & community worker and holds an advanced diploma in disability studies.

Mrs Debra Barnett - Development Officer/Fundraiser

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Debra has over 25 years experience in Community Development and is a renowned Fundraiser. Debra is responsible for developing groups in Alington House and has been the mainstay of creating a group for Visually Impaired People, the Women's Group and the Women's Healthy Lifestyle Group. She is also the centre fundraiser and has raised thousands of pounds for groups and the building itself.

Ms Rebekah Charlton - Centre Cleaner

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Rebekah is responsible for keeping the Centre clean and tidy.


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