Booking church premises

Anybody at all may book Church premises for use by a group or club or for a private entertainment. The few restrictions we place on the use of our premises will be explained when you make your initial enquiry. The parish has in place policies on health & safety, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, equal opportunities and the environment which can be viewed/downloaded below.

Booking enquiries should be directed as follows:

The only exceptions are enquiries about Baptisms and Marriages, where you should contact the Rector or the appropriate Minister (see Marking life’s milestones page).

St. Augustine’s Church

There are three rooms available; the Main Hall, the Old Vestry and the Small Hall, with a large, well-equipped kitchen and a smaller kitchen.

There is a fine 5' 10" Gors and Kallman grand piano, (recently reconditioned, tuned to A440), suitable for chamber concerts that can also be hired out for private practice, by special permission from Philip Mead.

A web forum has been set up for the benefit of regular users of St. Augustine's Church premises..

Rooms for Hire

See the Charges page for the cost of hiring the rooms.
Click on the headings or the pictures for further information.

St. Augustine’s Richard Footitt/ Jane Menzies 01223 364929
St. Luke’s Bookings clerk 01223 311136
St. Giles' Sheila Rozeik 01223 315000
St. Peter’s Parish Office 01223 315000
Castle St. Methodist Church Mike Sharpe 01223 460224
Large multi-purpose room.
Multi-purpose room
Small meeting room
Large, fully equipped kitchen
Small, well equipped kitchen

Disabled facilities

All rooms for hire are on the ground floor and there are no steps up into the building or internally. There is a toilet adapted for disabled use.

Parking

There is unrestricted, on-street parking on and around Richmond Road.

St. Luke’s Church Community Centre

St Luke's Church Community Centre is just that, a Church which is used for worship jointly by Anglicans and the United Reformed Church but it is also a community centre, used widely by local groups and organisations. The building has a range of rooms and halls available for private hire and a kitchen, which are available to all users. It is the aim of the centre to provide a good value facility for use by the local community for education, leisure and fun! See Community activities and clubs for ‘what’s on’ and Rooms for hire below to see in detail what the centre has to offer. The centre is also ideal for regular classes and groups and for one-off bookings such as children's birthday parties.

The Church Centre is located near the centre of Cambridge on Victoria Road. Please see the details here for directions. The Bookings Clerk works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Please get in touch if you would like any information about any of the groups that meet here or if you would like to hire any of the rooms.

Rooms for Hire

See the Charges page for the cost of hiring the rooms.
Click on the headings or the pictures for further information.

Large multi-purpose room.
Small meeting room
Modernised Victorian church with pipe organ and grand piano
Small, fully equipped kitchen

Parking

There is a car park adjacent to the Church which is available for use by users of the centre. During the day we operate a Centre parking permit system.

Disabled Facilities

The Centre has full disabled facilities - including toilets, parking and lift access to the first floor.

Security

We operate a system of access by key only to provide security to the Centre and its users.

Please contact us for further information.

St. Giles’ Church

St. Giles' is a striking Victorian church in the Early French Gothic style, which will provide the perfect background for your concert or rehearsal. The main church space offers a large and beautiful auditorium with an excellent accoustic.

St. Giles' has a Performing Rights Society licence for classical music, and regularly welcomes bands, orchestras and choral groups of various sizes. We may be able to accommodate other activities too: please contact the Parish Office, by telephone 01223 315000 or by email, giving contact details, proposed date(s) and time(s) and a brief description of desired activity.
See the Charges page for the cost of hiring St. Giles' Church.

Seating capacity

It can accommodate up to 200 people, including performers. Seating arrangements are flexible.

Facilities

There is a sound system consisting of a radio microphone and amplification.

Kitchen facilities are available at the back of the church.

Disabled Facilities

The Church has disabled facilities that include access by car to the disabled access entrance, an internal ramp and disabled users' toilet.

There is an audio loop system for those with hearing aids.

Parking

Nearby car parks are listed below:

Name Details
Castle Park Pay and Display Monday-Saturday 08.00-19.00. Free at other times. Castle Park is on the same side of the road as the County Council buildings (Shire Hall), near the top of Castle Hill. You should turn into the access road at the corner occupied by the Sir Isaac Newton public house.
Shire Hall This car park is in front of the County Council buildings. The Shire Hall car park is now open from 8am on Sundays and costs 60p per hour..
Church Car Park There are a few parking spaces in the churchyard, with access from Castle St. but these are only available during the evening.
On-Street Parking There is roadside parking in the streets around the Church, in the Pound Hill area. This is Pay and Display until 17.00 on weekdays; on Sundays, this parking is free. Some places are for residents only so please do check the signs before stopping.

St. Peter’s Church

Applications to use St. Peter’s Church for any purpose should be made to the Rector.

Castle Street Methodist Church

The church hall and two rooms (“Aldersgate” and “Epworth”) are available for hire. The church hall and Aldersgate have level access from the street, but Epworth is on the first floor and accessed only by stairs. Hire of any room also comes with access to the fully-equipped kitchen, while there are toilets on both the ground and first floors, with a disabled toilet on the ground floor. Note that the Methodist Church does not allow alcoholic drinks on its premises.

For more details about room hire (including photographs of the rooms) are here. In addition, with the permission of the minister, the main worship area may be available for certain events.