The Church Centre is attached to St Mary’s Church. It was built as a joint project with the Methodist Church with whom we shared our activities for many years.

The Centre was opened on Sunday 30 May 1982 by the Bishop of St Albans and the Chairman of the London NW Methodist District.

The main hall of the Church Centre and Room 1 upstairs are available for hire.

The Church Centre is available for hire. If you would like to book the church centre for regular gatherings or for one-off events such as a party, please get in touch.

As a guideline, the hall is available most Saturdays (day and evening), Sundays (after 1.00pm) and some weekdays (day time and evening). [Check availability]

There is a room (known as Room 1) upstairs within the Church Centre which can also be booked. The room can hold approximately 20 people for informal meetings. It is carpeted so may also be suitable for small keep fit groups etc. In general, if you hire Room 1, you will also be able to have access to the kitchen.

If you would like to see the Hall or Room 1 please call us and we will be happy to show you round.

From 1 January 2024

Weekdays Weekends Saturday night
Main hall £19 per hour (daytime) £20 per hour (daytime) From 18.00-23.00: £150
Room 1 £10 per hour any day of the week

Please complete a booking form and either email it to the Bookings Secretary or post it to the Church Office. We will contact you to confirm your booking.

Dimensions of hall: The main hall is approximately 14.7 x 9.0 metres in size with one main entrance door from the foyer. There are also doors which lead out to the cloistered area.

Toilets: Male, female and disabled/accessible toilet facilities.

Level access (please note it is not possible to drive right up to the hall).

The kitchen is equipped with plenty of cups and saucers, some children’s cups, three large teapots and kettles.

There are two sinks for food preparation and washing up and a separate hand-washing basin. There is a limited supply of plates and cutlery.

There is a serving hatch which opens on to the hall.

The broom cupboard contains large brooms and a dustpan and brush. You might find it useful to bring dishcloths, tea towels and black bin bags.

Within the hall there are enough chairs and tables to seat around 80 people.

There is a pull-down projector screen.

Please do not fix anything to the walls.

Please note that some activities may only take place if you have obtained the appropriate licence from the local authority. These include the serving of alcohol and entertainment. For more information about local licensing regulations, please visit the website of Three Rivers District Council.

There is no designated car park at the church. The car park in Bury Lane is free to users in the evenings and at weekends.

All hirers of the Church Centre are asked to read the advice and guidance we have compiled regarding procedures for ensuring the safety of themselves and others.

Furthermore, they must each sign to confirm they understand their responsibilities with respect to COVID-19 cleanliness.

We expect you to leave the hall in the same tidy state in which you find it. Please take all your rubbish away with you.