Room Hire at St A's 

We love that God has given us a wonderful building that we can share with the community. We have several rooms and spaces available for hire with discount rates for community and charity groups when they are not in use by the church itself.

Please note we have strict no smoking and no alcohol policies throughout the building and all events and bookings must be appropriate for holding within a Christian church centre.  There are no rooms available to hire on Sundays as the building is in full use all day by two Churches.  Please read our terms and conditions.

Current availability of September 2019
  • We have availability in the upper hall and lower hall on Monday mornings and some weekday afternoons, and one off community bookings are very welcome.  
  • The Upper Hall is available for  bookings on Saturday evenings. 
  • Outside of University term there is more availability for one off bookings during the week especially in the evenings
  • Outside of school term time the upper hall is often available on Saturdays all day. 
  • We have a small room available for one to one counselling, research meetings or small groups; this is not available on Fridays.  

The Upper Hall with sprung-type wooden floor.                                                                                              Upper Hall facing stage
  • 10mtr x 15mtrs
  • For public events capacity is 120 seated in rows
  • For private events up to 200.
  • Tables and seating for 90 for receptions, formal meals, etc. Maximum is 120.
  • Kitchen facilities including hot water boiler, small fridge, microwave and domestic electric cooker; 
  • Can also provide coffee machine and large teapots.
  • Crockery and cutlery for up to 100.
  • Small stage with electronic curtains and access from small side rooms if required.
  • Simple sound system available.
  • Hearing loop.
  • 2 projector screens (projector available for hire).allowing different room set ups
  • Fully accessible via the lift to the first floor.

The Lower Hall                                                                                                                                           lower hall 2
  • 10mtrs x 5mtr
  • Seating capacity in rows approx 40
  • Tables and seating for approx 30
  • Kitchenette including hot water boiler and sink, mugs and other crockery available
  • Projector screen (projector available for hire).
  • Direct access on the street on Downing Place if required.
  • Fully accessible.

The Lower Hall can be divided into two sections and hired as separate halves. 
Seating capacity in rows approx 25.
Tables and seating boardroom style for maximum of 16.

The Attic 
  • 9m x 8.5 m
  • Informal lounge area seating up to 20-30
  • Kitchen area and games area
  • On the second floor with no lift/disabled access above the first floor.                                                      

The Vestry
A small meeting room seating up to about 8, or 6 with a table.  Ideal for one to one sessions or small groups or classes.  Access to a small kitchen for making drinks. Also useful as a 'green room' or a break out zone when hiring the church. Not suitable for wheelchair users due to 3 small steps into the corridor.

The Church Sanctuary                                                                                                                              
The Church is available to hire at the discretion of the church leadership.
Seating capacity:
Ground floor: 275 (chairs to seat 170;   pews to seat approx. 105)
Balcony: 210  (pews, seating approximately 140 – can seat a further 70 but some with restricted view of platform & flat floor area.)
The chairs on the ground floor can be moved to create a flexible space.
Audio visual system, hearing loop.
The church is fully accessible via one of the cafe doors.

The Cafe 
Outside of the operating hours of LivingStones cafe, the cafe area and main church kitchen may be available for hire.  In order to use the kitchen, the hirer must hold a level 2 Food Hygiene certificate or employ a supervisor who holds this, and this supervisor must be available for induction into the use of the kitchen by the cafe manager prior to the event.  

The kitchen has two commercial sized gas ovens with hobs and a commercial dishwasher.

The Cafe seats approximately 50 people around tables.
  • Access to counter and hot water urn, subject to agreement on booking.
  • Access to main kitchen by agreement and for an additional fee (conditions including a full induction apply).
  • Fully accessible, including accessible toilet facilities.
  • Projector and screen.
  • Portable sound system available.

The Cafe can also be hired as a break out or over flow area with a booking for another room. 

In-house catering for daytime events is available though LivingStones cafe.  

Room hire charges 2019 
Booking request 2019 (Word) including terms and conditions
Booking request 2019 (PDF) including terms and conditions