Room Hire

We have a number of rooms available for hire by individuals, businesses and community organisations in both church buildings.  Please select the building you need below to find out about the rooms and how to book them.

  • URC Building
  • Methodist Building

To hire a room, please contact the church office on 01252 726306 or by e-mail (  It may be worth checking our Room Bookings Calendar first to check availability.

In addition to the rooms, we have a kitchen you are free to use for light refreshments such as tea or coffee at no extra cost.  If you wish to use the kitchen to cook or serve a meal, please let us know; there is an additional charge of £10 for this facility.

We hold an alcohol licence.  If you wish to serve or sell alcohol at your meeting, you are required to advise us so that we can check you will meet the terms of the licence.  There is an additional charge of £15 for the use of the licence.

The room hire rates are below, we offer discounts for regular hirers.  For more information please contact the church office.

Large Hall

  • Approx. size 10 x 12m
  • Suitable for disabled access.
  • Chairs and tables included. The Large Hall would seat approx. 100 people in rows and 80 around tables and 40 for parties.
  • Stage
  • Piano
  • Toilets / disabled toilet /changing facilities.
  • Close to kitchen, use of kitchen on request.
  • The Large Hall is suitable for meetings, family functions, dances or performances.
  • Hire fee: £13 per hour

Small Hall

  • Approx. size 7 x 10m
  • Suitable for disabled access.
  • Chairs and tables included. The Small Hall would seat approx. 40 people in rows or around tables or 20 for parties.
  • Projection screen.
  • Piano
  • Toilets / disabled toilet /changing facilities.
  • Serving hatch through to the kitchen. Use of kitchen on request.
  • Due to its proximity to the kitchen the Small Hall is well suited for family parties. Use of Toddler Group toys on request.
  • Hire fee: £12 per hour


  • Approx. size 7 x 9m
  • On the first floor. Not suitable for disabled access.
  • The studio could accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Chairs and tables included.
  • One Toilet on first floor, disabled toilet /changing facilities on the ground floor.
  • Hire fee: £11 per hour

The Spire Cafe

  • Located in the Church Foyer.
  • Friendly, welcoming area with 8 tables which would seat around 30 people.
  • Suitable for disabled access.
  • Available for hire during afternoons and evenings.
  • Toilet/changing facilities.
  • The use of the Spire’s kitchen area is not included.
  • Hire fee: £10 per hour. For concerts, the Coffee Bar must be hired together with the Sanctuary at £28/hour


  • Main Church area.
  • Beautiful, historic setting with pews which would seat around 180 people on the ground level and 60 in the gallery.
  • Suitable for disabled access.
  • Sound System.
  • Grand Piano and Organ.
  • Excellent acoustics, which makes the Sanctuary a popular venue for concerts.
  • Not available for hire Sundays before 12.30 and between 5.30 and 8pm.
  • Toilets / disabled toilet /changing in corridor behind the Sanctuary.
  • Hire fee: £18 per hour. For concerts, the Sanctuary needs to be hired together with the Coffee Bar at £28/hour.

We offer three main spaces for hire:

  • Our hall
  • The Fellowship Room
  • The Sanctuary

The hall and fellowship room can be let simultaneously to different hirers, normally without a problem provided they understand that they must each allow access to the toilets and kitchen, which are accessible from each room.

The sanctuary can only be let to hirers for concerts or lectures who normally must also hire for the same period either the hall or fellowship room or both (meaning the whole of the ground floor of the building). This is so they can access the toilets.

The hire charges are listed below. Charities and community projects of a charitable nature may be allowed a discounted rate on application.

Please note that no alcohol is permitted on the premises of the Methodist Church Building.

To book these rooms, please contact Mary Wooldridge on 01252 726002.

Hall Fellowship Room Sanctuary with Vestibule Kitchen with access to male & accessible toilets
General availability
9am to 10pm
9am to 10pm
9am to 10pm
Common shared area available to all hirers
7.8m x 14.2m
5.4m x 5.9m
13m x 9.5m
50 chairs, 8 large tables, (electronic piano by arrangement)
Seating for approx 20
100 chairs, Bechstein Piano
Fully equipped but cooking only permitted by special arrangement.
Hire tariff per hour
£11/hour (must be hired with Hall or Fellowship Room to provide access to WCs)
Not available for separate hire.