About Us

Contact Details:
            Chantry Centre & Lister Hall
            34-36 Long Street
            GL11 4JB
            Tel: 01453 542016

Location map:

Chantry Centre

Chantry Centre


Parking is available free of charge at several locations in Dursley:

* Long Street, GL11 4LS - on the same road as the Chantry Centre (approx. 82 spaces)

* Castle Street, GL11 4BS - outside Dursley Swimming Pool (approx. 92 spaces)

* May Lane, GL11 4JQ - follow the road into Hill Road, opposite the Old Spot pub (approx. 51 spaces)

* Water Street, GL11 4JG (approx. 16 spaces)


The Trustees are working on trying to improve, where practically possible, the accessibility of the Chantry Centre which currently has:

* Two accessible toilets

* Space for a vehicle to park at the front of the building (on the premises of the Chantry Centre)

* Step-free access via the front entrance into the building

* The majority of the ground floor is wheelchair-accessible, however there are steps into the Community Room and Skittles Alley

Please contact Mark Prowse, Chantry Centre Manager,  who would be more than happy to discuss the accessibility of the Chantry Centre specific to your needs.


The Lister Social Club and Hall was built in 1926 by the engineering company R A Lister, a long established business in Dursley which at its peak employed over 4,000 people. The Club and Hall provided a social facility for the firm’s employees and families, and became a focal point for social activities for the community in Dursley and the surrounding parishes. 

In the second half of the last century, following several changes of ownership, the firm went into decline with a consequent sharp reduction in the number of employees. The Club and Hall was purchased by its members and continued to run successfully in the town.

However, over time many parts of the buildings have shown signs of age and need renewal or replacement. At the same time the Club’s income declined in real terms, particularly bar receipts. Club members therefore took the decision that the management of the buildings and land should take a different form that will make them more attractive to users from within the local community, as well as more commercial groups from a wider area.

As a result a new Registered Charity (1137554), The Chantry Centre was formed as a company limited by guarantee (06983485) with directors from the local community, the Lister Club and users of the Lister Hall. In July 2011 the Chantry Centre acquired the assets of the present Lister Club and to manage the commercial activities of the charity, a trading company limited by shares, The Chantry Centre Trading Company Limited has been registered with Companies House (07396495).

Along with donations and grant funding, it is intended that profits from the Trading Company will become a source of income to The Chantry Centre, providing it with financial sustainability and allowing capital expenditure on the buildings, land and facilities.

Trustees & Directors:
Geoff Wheeler
Barry Walker
Adrian Judge
Angela Jones
Andrew Telford

Geoff Wheeler
Barry Walker
Adrian Judge
Angela Jones
Andrew Telford
Symon Ackroyd (Trading Company Director)

Mark Prowse  Centre Manager
Phill Burkes - Admin Manager
Matt Arkle


Charity & Company details

    The Chantry Centre:

        Registered Charity No: 1137554
        Charity details: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1137554&subid=0

        Company No: 06983485
        Company type: Private Limited Company by guarantee, without share capital, exempt from use of 'Limited' in name

        VAT Registration No: 13576854

    The Chantry Centre Trading Company Ltd:

        Company No: 07396495
        Company type: "Private limited Company"
        Company accounts:   https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07396495
        VAT Registration No:  275971023