St Peter’s Rooms


St Peter's Rooms exterior

St Peter’s Rooms are temporarily closed during the national COVID-19 emergency. 

The rooms offer unique, flexible spaces for celebrations, meetings or classes. Boasting high-quality facilities, the rooms are conveniently located next to the parish church of St Peter, and close to local facilities and transport links to the city. Two multi-functional spaces surround a secure internal courtyard with all-weather surfaces. Rooms may be hired individually or together. Hirers must agree to comply with St Peter’s Safeguarding and Lettings Policies by completing the Booking Form and Safeguarding Provision for Hire of Church Premises.

Downloads: St Peters Rooms leaflet; Rate Card; Booking Form and Lettings Policy;  Safeguarding provision for hire of church premises

Each room accommodates up to 40 people seated. For standing, the Parish Room holds 60 people, the Old School Room 50 people. With high quality finishing throughout, St Peter’s Rooms meet current standards for Health and Safety and disabled access. Tables, chairs and a piano are included in the hire charge. Induction loops are fitted in both rooms. Wireless internet is available.


The Parish Room (47sqm): Three glass lanterns top the dramatic high ceiling, flooding the interior with light. A glass wall opens fully towards the courtyard. Independent lighting circuits create a variety of moods. Adjoining kitchen (20sqm) is fully fitted to professional catering standards including double oven and microwave and industrial dishwasher. It’s equipped with tableware for 40.



The Old School Room (40sqm): Grade II-listed building forms the second side of the courtyard and retains many of its original Victorian features. The main, carpeted room opens directly into a kitchen/wet area (20sqm) equipped with beverageware for 40 people. This space is ideal for small children and toddler groups, opening directly into a secure courtyard with all-weather surfaces.

The Glass Link: Running from the Old School Room, alongside the Parish Room, a glass corridor extends usable space from St Peter’s Rooms into St Peter’s Church. The glass walls open completely into the Parish Room and the courtyard, creating a wonderful space for summer events.

Rates : Each room may be hired for a basic £14.00 per hour. Use of the Parish Room kitchen for self-catered parties or events using outside caterers attracts an additional charge of £13.00. A £20.00 advance booking deposit is required. See Lettings Policy for further details.


Safeguarding: St Peter’s PCC has a Safeguarding Policy for the church relating to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Regular user groups without their own safeguarding policy are required to sign a form agreeing to abide by the PCC’s safeguarding policy or to submit their own safeguarding policy to the Parish Safeguarding Officer. A Safeguarding Good Practice Guide for hire of church premises is available to help you plan your event.

Hirers using the Parish Room should be aware that it is against the law for anyone to enter the Old School Room and/or outside play areas when in use by children’s groups.

Booking: For further information, rates and availability, contact the St Peter’s Rooms Booking Secretary tel: 01865 436866 or