Members Events

Members please note:-


Some past and some forthcoming events which may be of interest to members of the Friends of Smithills Hall are shown on this page

Please support these activities. You will be made very welcome.

Annual General Meeting :- Wednesday 10th June from 1pm.

Annual Garden Party:- Sunday 5th July 12noon – 4pm

Wreathlaying:- Friday 6th November from 10.45am

Christmas Social:- Thursday 10th December 6.15pm for 7pm.

Christmas Carol Service:- Wednesday 16th December 6.15pm for 7pm.

Also watch the ‘Events for All’ page on this site for details of activities for everyone.


The Friends of Smithills Hall put up and later took down decorations reflecting how the various  rooms in the Hall would have looked at Christmas  e.g. Medieval, Tudor  and Victorian.



The Christmas Social was held on Thursday 5th December 2019  Hope you enjoyed Peter Turner and his ‘Sleight of Mind’. Pie and peas/cheese pasties and cakes were well received. Thank you for supporting the raffle. Ruth and Joan did excellent job organising the event and for volunteers who supported them on the night.


The Carol Service was held on the evening of Wednesday 11th  December and was led by the Canon Paul Hardingham and Rev. Michael Taylor. There were readings by David Williams, Bill and Joan Sheppard and Margaret Koppens. Mulled wine/orange juice and mince pies were enjoyed in the Dome Room after the Service. Thank you for all those who attended.

Thanks also to volunteer organisers Joan and Ruth for their excellent arrangements, and for other friends who supported them.

Heritage Day photographs

Some photographs from Heritage Day Sunday 22nd September 2019


An Evening ghost and history tour is now booking. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

An Evening tour from 7pm is available on Thursday 13th February 2020 [bookings being taken], led by experienced guides from the Friends.

Learn about the strange events recorded over the years at this historic hall. Bring your phone or camera and you might see something too!

Contact staff on (01204) 332377 or 332211 to make your booking. Tours cost £8 and £7 for concessions. Sorry no children under 16 years.