The parish centre is a great space to meet and grab a coffee, you can enjoy time with friends or pop along to meet new people. We have a dedicated team of staff and Chaplains ready to greet you with a warm smile and conversation.
We have a great range of home cooked products for you to try from main meals to fresh baked cakes and scones.
Sharon who leads the café team is dedicated to providing a great community resource that is friendly and affordable
On Saturdays there is usually a coffee morning run by special interest groups if you wish to hire the kitchen faculties to run a charitable event/coffee morning please speak to the parish administrator
Parish Centre bookings and Hall Hire
We are a well equipped centre situated at the heart of the town centre
The Coffee Lounge which can seat up to 50 people and a substantial kitchen with full cooking facilities can be booked for events. There is also a smaller meeting room ‘Earduph’ which can seat up to 50 people
Other facilities include two main halls (Mary and Cuthbert) which have seating capacities of 100 and 200 respectively, together with a number of other facilities. Many organisations, both faith based and secular, use the facilities regularly
A number of rooms are available for hire on a first come first served basis. Please find details of approximate capacities and prices for the relevant rooms. Please note we do not hire out any rooms for parties.
⦁ Large Hall ‘Cuthbert’ – Seats up to 200, has external entrance and access through Coffee Lounge. There is servery access to the Kitchen.
⦁ Medium Hall ‘Mary’ – Seats up to 100, has direct access from the Foyer and to Coffee Lounge.
⦁ Small Hall ‘Eardulph’ – Seats up to 50, access is through the Coffee Lounge
⦁ Coffee Lounge – Seats up to 50 (at tables), has large servery access to Kitchen and is accessed via the Foyer.
Please note that you must state if you wish to use the kitchen facilities alongside your room booking
We may be able to provide the following equipment (if not already in use by another group) but this will need to be booked in advance through the Parish Office. There will be a charge of £6 for each item used.
⦁ Overhead projector
⦁ Television and Video
⦁ Electric organ
For regular bookings or bookings that are working with Children or vulnerable adults you will be required to complete a risk assessment provided by the administrator on booking confirmation,
You may be required to provide additional information relating to safeguarding ,insurance cover and policies .
If you have any queries regarding this or require additional support please do not hesitate to ask
Hire Charges for use of rooms from January 2018
Room/Event Ordinary Rate Charity Rate
Cuthbert £20 per hour £11 per hour
Mary £18 for 2 hours + £8 for each further hour £10 for 2 hours + £5 for each further hour
Eardulph £15 for 2 hours + £7 for each further hour £8 for 2 hours + £4 for each further hour
(10 am – 2 pm on Saturdays) £30 per day (includes use of Still Boiler only) + £10 if any other equipment is used, i.e. cooker or dishwasher.
PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT allowed to use the Fryer and there should be people present with a current Health and Hygiene Certificate.
All hire charges must be paid in advance, unless otherwise agreed with the Parish Office.
Anyone wishing to book these facilities must agree to our conditions of use,
Please contact the Parish Office to arrange a booking.
Tel: 0191 3883295 weekdays between 09.00 and 13.00 or email [email protected]