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Hiring St John's

Our Father's house has many rooms...

The facilities at St John's are available to hire, either for a one-off event or for regular activities. The facilities are used as a meeting point for local residents of all ages and interests - currently two choirs, St John's Pre-School, the Morris Men, Brownies and Rainbows, language classes, meetings, social events and private parties.

You can make a booking by completing our online form or by telephoning the Benefice Office on 01256 760169.  Any one who makes a booking will also need to agree to our Terms & Conditions of Hire (St John's Hook).

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There is a public car park almost opposite the Church. Parking on the grass (outside or within the Church boundary) is not permitted. There may be other users of the Church, your co-operation will be appreciated.

Church - Ground Floor
Church Parlour
  • seats around 200 people
  • hearing aid loop
  • sound amplification system
  • car park for approx. 20 cars
  • Disabled access
  • 5.10m x 3.7m
  • TV and video
  • children's toys in Toy Cupboard
  • seats 12 in a circle easily
  • two comfortable sofa's
Narthex Kitchen
The main area to the side of the church, part of the Coffee Shop during the week.
  • 15.2m x 2.8m
  • holds around 80 people (standing)
  • disabled access to the ground floor
  • disabled toilet
  • ladies and gents toilets
  • 2.35m x 2.55m
  • double oven, electric cooker, microwave
  • hot water heater
  • crockery, knives & forks for around 50 people
Lady Chapel Coffee Shop
  • seats 12 people comfortably

Part of the Narthex, the smaller area next to the kitchen.

  • 5m x 3m
  • staffed and open 10 - 12 pm daily
  • seats 12 people at tables


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Church - First Floor
The Solar Room
Solar Room 1 Solar Room 2
  • 6.1m x 4.9m
  • 2 sets of double doors opening on to the small balcony
  • seats at least 38 - 40 for a meeting
  • kitchenette with kettle, cups and saucers
  • tables and chairs
The Chapter Choir Room
  • 2.6m x 2.9m
  • suitable for small groups
  • comfortably seats at least 8 people
  • 5.6m x 3.6m
  • seats about 20 - 25 people


Church Hall
Church Hall
  • 5.3m x 8.5m
  • ladies & gents toilets
  • kitchen with hot water heater and fridge
  • tables and chairs
  • screen may be brought across the split the room in half
  • (Used by St John's Pre-School during the week)

Click here to view hire charges. You can make a booking by completing our online form or by telephoning the Benefice Office on 01256 760169.

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