Room Hire

Trinity United Reformed Church is a place of Christian worship and is cared for by a Christian congregation. The building is made available for community use as an expression of Christian service to God and to the community.

Trinity URC expects that all hirers and their activities on the premises will respect the spirit in which the building is made available. The ‘Terms and Conditions of Hire’ describe how we expect the property to be treated, and outline the legal obligations of the hirer and Trinity URC.  Email to make an enquiry and request an application form.

Some pandemic requirements apply at present in terms of room capacity and cleaning.  Lettings will be able to provide more information to any hirers wishing to return, or to make a new enquiry. FROM 22 NOVEMBER 2021 MAXIMUM CAPACITIES ARE:

  • SANCTUARY:   60 people seated (fewer if moving around).
  • CRENDON HALL:  60 people seated (fewer if moving around). 
  • THE MEETING PLACE: 15 people seated (fewer if moving around)
  • THE LIONEL JOWETT ROOM: 15 people seated (fewer if moving around)

The details below are for “normal times”, not in the pandemic:-

The Sanctuary

Accessed primarily from the main side entrance on the roadway to the public car park, with no-step access and a ramp into the sanctuary itself, it seats between 100-120 people (100 red chairs with the option of a further 20 blue chairs).  There is also the possibility of further seating on pews and chairs in the gallery above, for about 100, but please be aware that sightlines and sound are not as good.  Note: use of the gallery must be requested separately as it is kept locked for safety reasons. The church has a large dais with comprehensive PA and video projection system, hearing aid “T” loop, organ, & piano (use of AV system must be prearranged). The Church has underfloor heating and electric boosters if required. The space is flexible, warm and light. Access for special occasions is also available through the main front doors.

The Meeting Place (Lounge)

The Meeting Place (Lounge)

A cosy meeting room situated directly behind the church sanctuary with self-contained ‘coffee bar’, urn and sink. Seats around 30 people theatre-style, or 25 café style. Kitchen and toilets close by. Alternative no-step access at side entrance.


The kitchen

With double range oven, double sink (for hand washing and for dish-washing), microwave and fridge, crockery and cutlery. The kitchen is between The Meeting Place (lounge) up three steps, or down a flight of stairs from the Crendon Hall.  We do ask regular hirers to launder any tea-towels used and bring them back.  Occasional/one-off hirers may bring their own tea-towels to use.

Crendon Hall

Crendon Hall

At the rear of the church, this can be used as a very large meeting hall or a small sports hall. Seats around 100 people. Can be used for sports and recreation. (Size is limited to 1/3rd larger than a badminton court. The use of balls must be limited to a light foam or plastic ball).

The hall is ideal for children’s parties, dancing, jumble sales, shows, and judo, etc.  It has two toilets (and access to two further toilets on the next floor if needed), and a very small kitchenette space giving access to drinking water and a sink for washing up. Tables and chairs must be pre-booked. Crendon Hall is not suitable for access by buggies or wheelchairs.

Lionel Jowett Room

Lionel Jowett Room

On the first floor up a flight of stairs at the rear of Crendon Hall, it can be separated into two rooms with a central partition. Each half has its own entrance and combined can be accommodate a maximum of 40 people. Toilets are on the second floor, by the Kate Smith Room.

Hire Rates

Sanctuary (up to 100 capacity on ground floor*) default layout – no chairs
per hour £32.00 £43.00
per half day/evening (4 hours) £118.00 £162.00
per full day (8 hours) £236.00 £324.00
Crendon Hall (up to 100 theatre style) default layout – no chairs
per hour £20.00 £27.00
per half day/evening (4 hours) £70.00 £88.00
per full day (8 hours) £140.00 £196.00
The Meeting Place (30 capacity theatre style; 25 café style)default layout three tables with 4 chairs each


per hour £10.00 £13.50
per half day/evening (4 hours) £30.00 £44.00
per full day (8 hours) £60.00 £88.00
Lionel Jowett Room (40 capacity) default layout – no chairs set out
per hour £10.00 £13.50
per half day/evening (4 hours) £30.00 £44.00
per full day (8 hours) £60.00 £88.00
Kitchen  (per hour) Food hygiene rules must be adhered to  £5.00  £6.50
per half day/evening (4 hours) £13.00 £16.00
per full day (8 hours) £26.00 £32.00
*Sanctuary has 100 chairs which can be supplemented by 20 from other rooms provided they are not in use. (Optional additional 100 seats on pews in gallery).  Tables may be available upon request. Additional cost may apply to change default layout and for any sound desk/technical support if we are able to resource that.

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