Given the size Furnace is well-served. We have a small primary school, a village hall hosting a variety of events, a small but well-stocked shop open 7 days a week and a sub-postoffice counter, within the shop operating from 9 to 1pm Mondays to Fridays. We also have a church with a regular Sunday service.
Many of our clubs and activities are run in the village hall which also hosts private functions and the community owned bar is in the extention of the hall. Please note that both the bar and the hall are closed until 2021 due to Covid restrictions.