Planning your event

Parking

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee to provide car parking. Hirers can park close to the halls for unloading, but there is insufficient space for guests to park the churchyard during the week or during church services. We'll be able to tell you the exact arrangements when you collect your key.

Pay and display bays in nearby streets mostly operate until 6:30pm Monday to Saturday but in Arthur Road restrictions currently only apply 11am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. However we strongly advise you to check the signs.

Bouncy Castles

Fellowship House can accomodate small bouncy castles. If hiring the Garden Hall, you may put a bouncy castle on the grass outside, but not inside. Please obtain prior permission from the Parish Office and there will be an additional £10 charge. The equipment must be delivered and removed from the site during the period of hall rental, and your castle provider must have comprehensive insurance.

Outdoor Spaces

We have a grassed area between the halls which may be used by hirers of the Garden Hall except in poor weather conditions or when the grass has been treated or reseeded. It cannot be used for ball games and we ask you to exercise sensitivity to church users and to our neighbours. The children's play area on the side of Fellowship House furthest from the Garden Hall is the property of the Day Nursery and may not be used.

Candles

Small tea candles on the tables are permitted, but please remove any resulting wax to avoid a cleaning charge.

Discos

You are welcome to hold a disco, but you'll need to provide your own equipment. Out of consideration for our neighbours, we have to have a noise meter which cuts out the electrical power if the maximum volume level for residential areas is exceeded. In line with our hiring policy, teenage discos are not permitted.

Decorations

Since nothing may be stuck to the walls, one attractive alternative is to attach helium balloons to the backs of the chairs.

Caterers

Although we won't recommend any particular caterers, we can provide the names of those which are used regularly by hirers. Any subsequent agreement to hire a caterer is solely between the hall hirer and the caterer, and the onus is on the hirer to see that any caterer employed by them complies with our conditions of hire.