Welcome -

to Mollington, Backford & District Village Hall, serving the townships of Backford, Lea, Mollington, Chorlton and Caughall in the parish of St Oswalds, Chester. More detailed information about these villages and the various community organisations can be found here.

The hall is set in a picturesque, woodland setting, near to St Oswalds Church, Backford and to the villages of Lea and Mollington, located here close to the A41 running between Chester and Ellesmere Port.

Our Big Lottery Fund new building project

The Village Hall committee and its volunteers are currently engaged in the planning of a new build project – to replace our 69 year old Horsa Hut hall with a modern, multi-use, eco-friendly 5 Villages Meeting Hub. Our hall has served the community over the generations outstandingly since 1950 but there are inevitable signs of ageing and the time to act has arrived.

In late 2016 the decision by the committee was taken to embark on a campaign to raise funds for a new building. Lots of views, thoughts, wishes and needs were unearthed over the course of the project helped particularly by a community questionnaire in 2018. This shaped the direction of travel.

The Big Lottery Fund assessed our Stage One application. They liked the project but not the proposed building plan so for Stage Two we changed it to a completely new stand-alone building. The BLF have now given us a conditional offer of £492,327 project funding, which has been supplemented with another £75,000 from Sport England to help fund the sports facility.

The committee and its volunteers are applying for project grants from other national funders - with some success so far. In addition to our own savings and ‘in-house’ fund-raising we have also embarked on a fund-raising campaign with businesses in the Chester area. We think our new building can offer local businesses an ideal ‘off-site’ venue for corporate events, meeting etc.

Our own fund-raising target of £50,000 is highlighted by this banner at the village hall!

BLF Banner

All offers of help both financial or in kind are very welcome. If you would like to contribute or get involved please contact the BLF committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Re-visit this site for project updates!


Mollington Village Hall Slideshow

The Village Book Stop. Townfield Lane
All set up for a Bistro Night
The Giant meets the King at the Panto
The Bar Area
The Main Hall

External Links

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St Oswalds Church  Here    
Mollington Parish Council Here     
Lea-by-Backford Parish Council Here     
Backford Parish Council  Here Here  
Hyperfast Six Villages Here Here  
Our Social Media pages    Here Tweet


If you need transport to any events at the village hall, join the Chester Community Car Scheme. Full details can be found here.

 Our Address:

Mollington, Backford & District Village Hall
Station Road



Upcoming Events (for full details see Upcoming Events)



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Mailing List:

If you would like to get regular notifications of future events and news about the hall, you can sign up to our mailing list using this online form.

External Events:

We will provide links to external events run by other local organising bodies which will provide assistance to our residents.

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