fully equipped, state of the art rooms and spaces for hire


Our newly refurbished Downing Place building will provide a range of fully equipped, state of the art rooms and spaces for hire. We hope that external lettings will be hosted from Easter 2021.

If you are interested in hiring the premises then please complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

All spaces for hire will feature inbuilt audio visual equipment and sound. The building will be fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts, ramps and accessible toilet facilities.

We will be able to offer the following rooms for hire. Rates given are full rates – reductions may be available at our discretion for regular bookings or charitable events.

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Main Church

£45 per hour

The main church space will offer a beautiful setting for concerts, conferences, drama and more. Hirers will be able to book use of the grand piano or digital organ (by arrangement with the Directors of Music).

The main church measures 17.8m long by 10.8m wide (the width increases to 17.1m across the transepts).  If the partition with the Emmanuel Room is open, the length increases by an additional 4.5m to 22.3m. 

We will confirm the seating capacity in due course, but we anticipate it will be in the region of 220.

The Gibson Hall

£30 per hour

The Gibson Hall is the main Church Hall, and will offer a light and spacious venue ideal for dance, drama and social events. There is a kitchen adjoining the Gibson Hall which may be booked separately.

The dimensions of the Gibson Hall are approximately 14.9mlong by 6.8m wide.

The Emmanuel Room

£30 per hour

The Emmanuel Room is located at the rear of the main church and runs the full width of the building.  It provides a self-contained space with a sink and adjacent toilet facilties, at the rear of the main Church. It is ideal for meetings and smaller gatherings, and is in regular use as a base for NightLite and Anonymous groups.

The Emmanuel Room measures 10.8m by 4.5m and is divided from the main church by a moveable glass partition.  It may be booked in conjunction with the main church to provide additional space, depending on availability.

Meeting Rooms

£20 – £30 per hour

(£20 per hour or £30 per hour for ground floor rooms booked together)

We can offer hirers a variety of small meeting rooms, perfect for of up to 6 people. They will all have built in video screens to ensure your presentations go smoothly. Three are on the first floor overlooking a light and airy atrium, with a lift for those with mobility issues.  There are also a pair of adjoining meeting rooms on the ground floor which are separated by a partition and may be booked separately or together; together they will comfortably accommodate around 12 people.

The Hub

£30 per hour

(£30 per hour, to be booked in conjunction with either Main Church and/or Gibson Hall)

The Hub is an open plan area on the ground floor immediately in front of the Downing Place entrance. It has comfortable seating, a coffee machine and is flooded with natural light from the roof during daylight hours.

At weekends, if there are no other users in the building, the Hub may be booked together with the Church and/or Hall to provide a breakout space or space for small group work.