Welcome to the John Godber Centre, Hucknall.

THE place for Celebration, THE place for Business, THE place for Community


For bookings or further information, please contact us on 0115 963 9633.


Here in the heart of Hucknall The Centre is located immediately behind St Mary Magdalene church and is accessed from the road via Ogle Street. There is a large pay and display car park at the rear with easy access to the churchyard and high street.
Serving our community for over 110 years The John Godber Centre has something to offer every age group in the community. Whether your interest is sport, drama, dancing, flower arranging, or childrens activities, there is something for all. The Centre is named after The Rev Canon John Godber MA and has served the community of Hucknall since opening in 1906. Today, the John Godber Centre is owned by St Mary Magdalene Church and governed by the Church Council with a team of 8 staff employed to manage the day to day running of the Centre.
Volunteer at the JGC We're always looking for volunteers - if you'd like to help the Centre support the community of Hucknall, contact the Centre Manager for further information and opportunities - we'd love to hear from you.
  • Just a few lines to thank you so much for helping arrange our Irish Night last Saturday. The room looked superb with the lighting and the arrangement of the tables. We must also thank you for recommending Kellys Heroes - they were very entertaining and kept our 'dancers' very happy. Please pass on our thanks to the staff who helped to make our evening a success. We look forward to our next event in June, the Quiz Night.Rose Ridley, for and on behalf of Hucknall and District U3A. 2019.
  • I know everyone had a great night! Thanks again for you, and your staff's, help with arrangements and setting up.Notts Cyclo Presentation Evening. 2019.
  • Thank you so much for letting us hire the venue yesterday. Everyone said how lovely it looked and how big the room was. Clarke Christening. 2019.
  • Thank you so very much for all your help and providing an excellent venue for our party, we absolutely loved it and the service throughout the booking and on the night was brilliant.Alderson Party. 2019.
  • Just a few lines to say thank you to you and all your staff who helped make our Christmas Party another success. Whatever we spring on you with extra numbers, floor plans, bar arrangements and serving meals, you always step up to the mark, thank you. We must also congratulate you on the new curtains for both windows and stage, also the wall lights, it all looks wonderful. May we take this opportunity of wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year.Rose Ridley
  • To all at the John Godber Centre and the person who made all the great food for the buffet. It was a great night, enjoyed by all.M White.
  • On behalf of our members we would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and your staff for the excellent service we received at both our 60/70's evening back in April and again last Friday at the 'Races Evening'. We are always very grateful for all your help in arranging the extras which make our events so successful, including waitress service and the clearing up at the end of the evening.Rose Ridley.
  • My Science Group made use of the WI-FI facility at the Centre by downloading videos as part of our meeting. We were able to look and listen to educational lectures from around the world on a variety of subjects which inevitably led to much discussion. It worked very well and certainly enhanced the educational aspects of our meeting...Many thanks for your help ensuring the system, and my computer, worked on the day.Jim Spray
  • As you know we have today moved our work club back to Hucknall Library. Thank you so much to you and your team for looking after us since January. You have been more than accommodating in setting the room up each week, storing our laptops and information and also helping out with the Wi-Fi. You have a most efficient and friendly team, and we were quickly made to feel welcome.Hucknall Work Group