Where we are

Find Us

We are based in buildings on Downing Place, Cambridge, opposite the John Lewis department store. For the next few months our Sunday worship will take place at the Emmanuel URC building just around the corner on Trumpington Street.

Address: Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EL, United Kingdom




Our Facilities

Downing Place has two large halls for hire during the day and in the evenings, Monday to Saturday. There is disabled access and a disabled toilet.

The Gibson Hall, which can accommodate about 100 people, and the St Columba’s Hall, which holds about 120.

Tables and chairs, a digital projector, screen and flip chart are available for these halls. Kitchen facilities may also be available.

A wide range of groups and users can be accommodated: we regularly host the Cambridge Dancers, yoga groups, theatre groups, choirs, dance classes and counselling groups, see below.

The current rates are:

St Columba’s Hall

St. Columba's Hall

  • £38.00 per hour

Gibson Hall

Gibson Hall

  • £36.00 per hour

Other Rooms

Macalister Room

We also have a meeting room, which is available on some evenings and on Fridays, and can accommodate up to 15 people.

  • £21.00 per hour


Our conservatory can seat 15 – 20 people.

  • £21.00 per hour


Other rates may be available for regular users. Please contact the Caretaker, Elaine Barker to enquire about availability on 01223 312 814 or by using the following form:

Current users include:

  • Adult and childrens dance classes with Filipa Pereira Stubbs
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Cambridge Dancers’ club
  • Cambridge University Science Festival
  • Camtango – tango classes
  • Chinese Health Exercise and Martial Arts Class
  • CU Orchestra
  • CU Tap and Jazz classes
  • Debtors Anonymous
  • Hoi Polloi Theatre Group
  • International Club – folk dancing
  • Islamic Student Society
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • John Lewis Choir
  • King Slocombe School of Dance
  • Medsoc Choir
  • Menagerie Theatre Group
  • Nightlite (Street Pastors)
  • Red Balloon Learning Centre for bullied children
  • Revelation Rock Choir
  • Streetbite
  • Tai Chi
  • The Russian Ballet School
  • U3A – classes in tap dancing, contemporary dance, wise dance wild dance, yoga and ballet

If you are a St Columba’s halls user, please take the time to complete our questionnaire on our facilities, which can be found here: St Columba’s Q Responses can be sent to our Caretaker, Elaine Barker, or filled out in the contact form above.