Centre re-opening

St. Andrew’s Church Centre has re-opened on a limited basis from the beginning of August and is fully re-open from September 2020.

There are changes to the way the Centre operates. A Covid-19 risk assessment has been carried out and precautionary measures against Covid-19 have been put in place.

Visitors are requested to wear a face covering in the reception area.

Many of the activities and users of the Centre are now returning. Rooms are available to hire. Please check with the Centre office for further details.

Centre – what we offer

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** The Church Centre has reopened with limited hours **

After temporarily closing in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre has now reopened on a limited basis. The Centre has implemented precautions against Covid-19 in line with Government guidance so it can continue to provide an important community resource offering meeting and counselling rooms, some permanent offices and space for church and leisure activities.  Opening hours are currently by arrangement. Please contact the Centre office to discuss your requirements.

The Centre offers a wide choice of halls and rooms, ranging from the grandeur of the St Aidan’s Hall to the informality of a small meeting room, and are suitable for many uses: Conferences, Training Sessions, Committee Meetings, Children’s Groups, Exercise, Tutorials, Counselling and much more! The Centre is also home to three local charities and is used as an Arts and Social Centre by many groups. Please note that there have been some changes to room capacities and the facilities offered by the Centre to enable social distancing.

The Centre is at the same location as the Church and you can find us here 

St Aidan’s Hall
104 sq. m.
Our prime venue, the St Aidan’s Hall is part of the original church built in 1875. This is an ideal venue for Conferences, Exhibitions, Award Ceremonies and Presentations. The light transforming stained glass windows and the serenely spiritual surroundings also make this an excellent venue for meditation and alternative therapy sessions. Under Covid-19 guidelines it can now accommodate up to 10 people and benefits from an adjacent kitchen.

Johnston Memorial Hall
123 sq. m.
This large hall is particularly suitable for physical exercise sessions such as aerobics, karate and also children’s activity groups, etc. The hall has a platform which can be used for public speaking. Under Covid-19 guidelines it can now accommodate up to 15 people, and benefits from an adjacent kitchen.

Current availability of Johnston Memorial Hall (from July 2020): 

  • Please check with the Centre office for the latest information on availability.

Training Room 2
31 sq. m.
This bright, airy and adaptable room is ideal for training and educational sessions. Under Covid-19 guidelines it can now accommodate up to 8 people boardroom style, or 12 people theatre style. A SASCO railing system allows flexible use of projector screens, white-boards, flipcharts, video etc.

Meeting Room 6
21 sq. m.
This comfortable and versatile room could be used for small meetings/counselling sessions for up to 6 people max. It is fitted with a SASCO railing system.

Lounge Area

27 sq. m. A comfortable, open area suitable for small gatherings.

Counselling Room 

A bright, pleasant room designed for 1 to 1 or small counselling sessions, interviews or appraisals.

Facility Information:

All the halls/rooms are fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Car-parking – 2 dedicated spaces for people with disabilities and a small car-park is available to users of St Andrew’s Church Centre facilities on a first come, first serve basis.
Lift access to each floor if needed.
Conference equipment; flip chart stands, OHPs and a combination TV/Video can be provided.
Charming reception area with seating, manned by the Centre staff.

and for news on those activities which have already re-started, go to Centre Activities