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St John the Baptist Parish

Hiring the Hall

The hall is available to hire for functions and parties and meetings etc.

The hall consists of a main hall, a side area with doors onto a patio and grassed area, and a meeting room. The side area has soundproof shutters. There are tables to seat 80 people, and 100 folding chairs on storage racks. There is a soft seating area in the side area of the hall and a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, urn and dishwasher. We provide ample crockery, cutlery and mugs as well as 24 place setting for children, but a limited number of glasses. It is suggested that for a larger function you hire your own glasses. The hall has disabled access and a disabled access toilet as well as newly refurbished male and female toilets. There is ample parking on site and the use of the grassed parking area to the side of the presbytery.

Room Cost Information
Side Hall Only Parishioner Hire: £8 per hour

Outside Organisations: £10 per hour
For meetings and groups, use of kitchen for tea/coffee etc but not for parties/food.
Main Hall Only Parishioner Hire: £15 per hour

Outside Organisations:
Daytime: £20 per hour
Evenings: £30 per hour / £50 for two hours plus
Not full catering; tea/coffee facilities only
Meeting Room Parishioner Hire: £2.50 per hour

Outside Organisations: £3.00 per hour
Whole Hall (Function) Parishioner Hire: £20 per hour

Outside Organisations: £25 per hour

£100 refundable cheque deposit required.
Full use of whole hall including catering etc.

NB All parties must be finished and cleared away by 11.00pm

There is no licence to sell alcohol.

Saturday afternoon parties must be cleared away by 5.00pm and there is limited hire opportunity on Sundays.

                                                                                   Hall Booking

To book the hall, please call Teresa in the Parish Office, 01264 352829

Please note the hall is booked for regular activities on:

Monday: 10.00am - 11.00am

Tuesday: Evening

Wednesday: 10.30am - 2.30pm and Evenings

Thursday: Mornings

Sunday: After Mass Refreshments and from 3.00pm onwards.

Opening Times: 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

                                                                                   Extra Information

Please Note, Bouncy Castles ARE NOT covered by the Catholic Church Insurance Association.

The implication is that any person who wishes to hire the church hall or use the church grounds for a celebration or party and who wishes to install a bouncy castle WILL NOT be covered by the church insurance policy in the event of an accident.

If a private individual can produce a copy of their own insurance policy which clearly describes the use of a bouncy castle as part of the celebration, then the church may hire out its grounds or hall, but you must be assured the private individual can produce a copy of the insurance policy, and the parish must take a copy of this insurance policy and file safely together with the booking.

A parishioner or person who wishes to hire the hall for a one off private celebration or party will be covered by the church insurance policy as long as they DO NOT USE A BOUNCY CASTLE.