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St John & St Mark Church, Bury

The Church Hall

The church hall is hired by a variety of regular users for a wide range of activities including dance classes, exercise classes, pilates, driver awareness training and Weight Watchers as well as ad hoc parties, socials and local residents meetings. Hire charges are around £15 per hour depending on which rooms are needed.

Please contact the hall manager, June Banks, on 0797 041 7331 to discuss your requirements. Remember to tell June all the time that you'll need for your event, including setting up time beforehand.

The hall is connected by a corridor to our church and is also used by our uniformed groups and organisations such as our Mother & Toddler ABC club as well as for church social events and informal worship. Please see our calendar for further details on all our events.

The building consists of a large main hall with separate smaller rooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The main room is a versatile space that can be adapted to your needs.   Features include: dance floor; stage and large projector screen.   The hall has its own licensed bar, staffed by volunteers, which stocks lager and beer as well as spirits and soft drinks.  

A pleasant enclosed garden can be accessed from the hall.

Capacity depends on use, but approximately 80 people can be seated around the sides of the main hall if the full floor is wanted e.g. for sequence dancing; 100 people can be seated in a cafe style layout if a smaller dance area is needed e.g. for a Party with DJ; and up to 150 can be seated in rows without tables e.g. for a play or pantomime.

We have several other rooms which are ideal for smaller gatherings or they can be hired along with the main hall.

The modern kitchen has a double domestic oven, two fridges, instant hot water boiler, microwave, cutlery, saucepans, plates, cups, saucers etc. The hall has disabled access and toilet facilities.

Please contact the hall manager, June Banks, on 0797 041 7331 to discuss your requirements.  Check our calendar for an initial guide to availability but please note that bookings are made all the time so it may not be completely up-to-date! Hire charges start from £15 an hour with discounts for regular weekly bookings. Sorry but no bouncy castles or football parties please!

When booking please remember to include ALL the time that you'll need, including setting up time before the event and tidying up after it.