A community hall in the Cliffe area of Lewes, the county town of East Sussex.


A charity, formed in 1603 for the reparation of St Thomas a Becket Church, Cliffe, and the susentation of the poor.

Covid restrictions

The hall has re-opened as of 17th May under Step 3 for a  limited range of permitted activities as outlined below.
please see also our FAQs


  • Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes, as well as standalone life-cycle events, such as bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings, will also be able to take place with 30 people.
  • These can take place outdoors or at any indoor Covid secure venue that is permitted to open.
  • The number of people able to attend a funeral will be determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place.
  • Up to 30 people will be able to attend a support group or parent and child group. The limit will not apply to children under 5.
  • Organised indoor sport will be able to take place for all (this includes gym classes). This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • People will be able to attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
  • Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 30 people unless organised by a business, charity, public body, or similar organisation.
  • Indoor gatherings will be limited to 6 people or 2 households, so within a larger event at a Covid secure venue people will only be able to “gather” in these size groups (unless an exemption or other Guidance applies).
  • New guidance on meeting friends and family emphasises personal responsibility rather than government rules. Instead of staying 2m apart from anyone you do not live with, you will be encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
  • The risks of close contact for very vulnerable people no longer shielding need to be borne in mind.
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place, meaning that film shows, music events, indoor bowls and soft play can resume at community halls.
  • Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen, subject to social distancing.
  • Step 4 is still due to take place no earlier than 21 June. Further detail on Step 4 will be set out at the end of the month.

See: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do.

We were delighted to 

welcome back to 

Cliffe Hall the
Lewes Chamber Choir

for their rehearsals.

Lewes Chamber Choir's

Leader, Nicholas Houghton,

says how good it is to be back

in his latest blog entitled

'Singing Again' Read it HERE


A very convenient, light and spcacious community hall, used by a wide variety of groups, clubs and societies throughout the week. Everything from musical entertainment, yoga, Weight Watcher's, AA groups and the WI to drama classes and political meetings. The hall has a small raised stage,area, screen, a Technics SX-PC15 keyboard, compacy ktichen with boiler, cooker & crockery.


The hall is used by both the Anglican parish church of St Thomas a Becket at Cliffe and the Orthodox community meeting at St Thomas, for coffee and fellowship as well as a regular programme of fundraising and social events. Full details from the church's website.