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This is the web site of the charity that operates the memorial centre located in the Chiltern Village of Great Missenden


We are responsible for the  day to day operation of GMMC, as a recreational facility for the inhabitants of Great Missenden and the surrounding area.


We are also responsible for the internal upgrading and refurbishment of the centre.


Charity Commission Registration  204292




Great Missenden Memorial Centre provides facilities that can be hired for a wide variety of functions by organisations and individuals. We have a number

of regular users but also cater for “one off” occasions. The premises are fully licensed for the performance of music and the consumption of alcohol.

Full central heating is provided and there are ample power points throughout.



Main Hall - stage, seating and tables for 110

CR – seating and tables for 30

Kitchen - Large Electric Cooker, Fridge, Microwave, Water Heater

Crockery - Plates, Cups, Saucers, Knives, Forks, Bowls, Side Plates, Desert Spoons Tea Spoons, etc for 110

Lavatories - Ladies, Gents and Disabled, Plus baby changing facilities

Soccer Changing Rooms

Car Parking – Exclusive foc car parking with disabled spaces



Records concerning the formation of a Village Club and erection of a Public Hall date back to 1912. All such schemes were set aside due to the outbreak of

the Great War in 1914. In 1919 a meeting agreed to create a Village Hall as a memorial to those of the parish who had died in the conflict.  A major problem was the acquisition of a central location.


A site, behind the extant Post Office, was eventually acquired at a cost of £200.00, Building Plans were finally approved in January 1920.  The rest of that year was spent in raising funds.  In December a tender, from H.J & A. Wright, of £1,985 was accepted. The foundation stone was laid by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Marquis of Lincolnshire, on 12 May 1921 and the Institute opened on the 29 September 1921.


The need for improved facilities soon became apparent and various schemes were proposed to enlarge the Hall.  The only result was the purchase, for £500.00, of land in front of the hall for vehicular access and a garden. The Centre was held in trust and managed by various bodies until 1957.  In that year the land and building were transferred to the Parish Council and a management committee appointed to operate the Centre and consider future developments.  A grand scheme was proposed in 1962 that envisaged the demolition and rebuilding of the Centre to include recreational halls, library, courts and infant facilities.  This scheme did not proceed as it was not possible to raise the construction costs of £20,000.


In 1971 Developers purchased the site, now occupied by Somerfields. With the funds released the Parish Council constructed the present building, together

with the library, on part of the Bury Fields.  Whilst the building and freehold is owned by the Parish Council the operation and internal upkeep of the Centre

is in the hands of a charity.


Over the years as well as routine redecoration and maintenance the charity has undertaken various internal upgrades. The latest of which was to the toilets

and kitchen.



As well as 'one off' bookings for parties, wedding etc. Many local groups including the Parish council, local council and local schools, regular public access groups such as antiques fair, lighthouse, age concern, coffee mornings, over 50's Tuesday morning club, kids groups and art classes are all held on a regular basis.


Booking Policy

We operate a simple booking policy.  Our hire fee includes the use of all hall facilities there are no additional charges for the use of crockery etc.


We bank a deposit for each ”one off”  booking - the deposit will be returned in full upon satisfactory completion of your event.  Each of the halls can be

booked for Morning Afternoon and Evening sessions at a cost  as below.



The Damage deposit is £150.00. Excess charges relating to damage, breakage or extra cleaning are not limited to the deposit amount.


Provision of alcohol

The booking secretary must be informed if you intend to serve alcohol, either free of charge, for sale by tokens or money.

A copy of the licensing regulations must be read, signed and returned for approval.

A one off payment of £21 will be charged for this facility.

All terms and conditions, a copy of which will be sent with your booking form, to be observed.





Main Hall




Committee Room




Whole Premises





AM 9.00 - 13.00

PM 13.00 - 18.00

EVE 18.00 - 11.45


AM 9.00 - 13.00

PM 13.00 - 18.00

EVE 18.00 - 11.45


AM 9.00 - 13.00

PM 13.00 - 18.00

EVE 18.00 - 11.45


Monday-Friday 18.00














Friday 18.00

to Sunday














Great Missenden Memorial Centre | GMMC | Charity



Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Link Road, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9AE.

Tel: 07851 706201


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