Great Lumley Community Centre

Welcome to Great Lumley Community Centre, a community facility in the heart of Great Lumley. Having first opened in 1971, we are proud to be serving our community all these decades later.

Our aim is to 'improve the health and wellbeing of our village by sustaining a vibrant and varied range of services and facilities from a Centre which is fit for purpose, meets the needs of Great Lumley’s community, and adds value to everyone’s lives'.

We have a range of activities and classes, details of which can be found under 'What's On' and have rooms available for private hire, more details provided under 'Room Hire'.

The Community Centre employs a small team of dedicated staff, who together with the Management Committee and volunteers, work hard to keep our Centre running. We are always on the look out for new volunteers, if you feel you may be able to help then do please contact us.

We hope you find what you are looking for on our website. If not, then please telephone 0191 388 5744 or call in and speak to a member of our team.

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Gym Special Offer

Until the end of January Annual Gym Membership is only £100!

That's less than 30p per day!

Call in to the centre, phone us on 0191 388 5744 or email for more information

Staff Vacancy

Kitchen Staff Required:

Covering holidays and sickness on an ad hoc basis.

Will be required to cook, clean, clear tables and wash dishes.

Please collect a Job application form from reception or download here:

What's On




Wellness on Wheels (WoW) was a Durham County Council initiative and saw a mobile fitness trailer travel across the region. From this sprang, Legacy Gyms, which created a permanent opportunity for people to take part in physical activities. Our gym is one such Legacy Gym.

You can book an induction by ringing, 0191 388 5744 or calling in and speaking to a member of our team.

Our Gym hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Last admission 30mins before closing. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Membership Costs:

  • Annual: £140
  • Monthly (no contract): £20
  • Daily (no contract): £3
  • Reductions for over 65s and under 18s


Our Cafe is open seven days a week serving hot food, light snacks, cakes and refreshments at very reasonable prices. Check out our Facebook page for 'Daily Specials' and keep a look out for special events, such as Sunday Lunch or Christmas Dinner.


Our Cafe hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm (hot food only served until 1:45pm)
  • Saturday 9:00-4:30pm (hot food served until 1:45pm)
  • Sunday 9:00-2:00pm (hot food served until 12:30pm)


We have a well stocked, licensed bar which we can open for special events and private parties.


Please contact us for further information


Our centre is home to a wide variety of groups

Please click a heading to find out more.

Room Hire

The Centre has a range of facilities available for long and short term lettings. They are as follows:

A detailed description of facilities and catering options is available from Reception upon request. Please contact us for details.

Rates (see Parties section for private hire rates)

Cost of room(s) per hour

Type of booking Main Hall Lumley Room
General Rate £20.00 £15.00
Long Term Booking (3 months+) £15.00 £11.25

All bookings must be secured by completing a 'Hire Agreement Schedule'


We are currently developing our offer for private parties. In the meantime, we can provide a price for hire of our facilities based on your individual requirements. Please email or ring the centre for more information.

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