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.
  • We have the pleasure in taking this opportunity of thanking you and your staff for making another Christmas Party a success. We said it last year, that you all step up to the mark whatever we throw at you. The room is looking better than ever with all the extra work done this year and it's a pleasure to attend functions. Please give our thanks to all the staff for their help yesterday and wish everyone a wonderful Christams and a happy New Year.Rose Ridley, for and on behalf of Hucknall and District U3A. December 2nd 2019.
  • Thank you for doing such a great job looking after us all. It wouldn't be the same without you.S. Jackson. December 4th 2019.
  • Had a great night.S. Bonser. December 4th 2019.
  • I had an amazing time at the Christmas Market last night with my Usborne Book stall. It was only my second time since starting that I have done a stall at all so thank you.C. Adamson. December 4th 2019.
  • We had a great night with you on 4th, selling out before 7pm even though we had 200 prizes on the tombola… Thank you for a well organised event.J. Davis. December 4th 2019.
  • We had a lovely time, the room was laid out exactly as I’d requested and the lady who was there helping out was amazing! She really did her best to relieve the stress of setting up.Z. Kirk. November 3rd 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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


Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Nicola Turner nturner.stmarys@outlook.com
In the Diocese:Diocesan Safeguarding Team: safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org 01636 17200