Merchistoun Hall Christmas Market Sunday 6th December 2015

merchistoun-hall-father-christmas-2015Santa makes special flying visit to Merchistoun Minnows Pre-School to tell the children about the Christmas Market here at Merchistoun Hall on Sunday 6th December 2015!

The Christmas Market will include:

  • Children’s rides
  • Festive Xmas Hamper Raffle
  • Tombola
  • Festive Stalls
  • Refreshments (including mulled wine for the Adults)
  • Live entertainment with the opportunity to join is some favourite Christmas Carols.

The Merchistoun Hall Christmas Fair is on

Sunday 6th December 2015

from 5pm – 9pm

Admission is free


Horndean Community Association is looking to appoint an experienced Preschool Manager

  • Minnows-PreschoolTo lead and manage the provision of early years education.
  • Ensure that the preschool meets all legal requirements.
  • To ensure the preschool is actively engaged in continuous quality provision.
  • To be the Safeguarding Officer for the preschool.
  • To ensure the preschool operates in an effective financial manner and to be accountable for its financial stability.
  • To ensure that the Preschool and its services are appropriately marketed within the local and wider community.
  • Qualifications: NVQ level 4 minimum with a minimum of 3 years experience in a preschool setting.

Salary £8,892.00 per annum for 20 hours per week term time (38weeks) plus additional preparation and training days (10 days per annum)

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 27th November

Interviews will take place during the week of Monday 30th November

Expected start date: January 2016

For more information and to download an application form please see our Situations Vacant page.



Job Vacancy – Building Maintenance Person

Merchistoun Hall is looking to appoint a new building maintenance person.

Deadline for application is 5pm Thursday November 26th

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday November 30th.

Job Vacancy Merchistoun Hall Nov 2015


Merchistoun Hall Festive Quiz Night 2015

Microsoft Word - Festive Quiz Night Poster 2015.docx


HATS presents: “Charley’s Aunt”

I would like to inform you about the next production by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS).

Charley’s Aunt, a farce by Brandon Thomas

A classic, evergreen farce set in Oxford during commemoration week.  The imminent visit of Charles Wykeham’s aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia, provides an excuse for Charles and Jack to invite their young ladies to meet her.  When a telegram arrives postponing Donna Lucia’s visit, they persuade their amiable friend Babbs to act as chaperone, by impersonating the aunt.  Here the fun begins.  Babbs enjoys being kissed and caressed by the girls and receiving their confidences, but his ingenuity is severely taxed when brought face to face with the real Donna Lucia.  Moreover, Donna Lucia amuses herself by concealing her identity while declaring that she knew Donna Lucia’s husband most intimately. All ends, of course, most happily.  Period 1892.

The performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 26th, 27th and 28th November 2015 in Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road, Horndean and start at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £6 and are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning 023 9278 5800.

See our website www.horndeanamdram.com.