Hall hire

Key features

The hall building consists of a large main room with separate smaller rooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The main room is a versatile space so it can be adapted to your needs.   Features include a parquet wooden dance floor, a stage, a large projector screen and wi-fi.  Oh, and a glitter ball! The hall has its own licensed bar, staffed by church volunteers.  The hall is connected by a corridor to St John’s church.

The kitchen has a double domestic oven, two fridges, instant hot water boiler, microwave, cutlery, plates, cups, saucers etc. We have disabled access and toilet facilities. In 2018/19 we plan to add a loop system.

Who to Contact

Please get in touch with the hall manager, June Banks, on 0797 0417 331 to discuss your requirements for hiring the hall. You’ll need to tell June all the time that you’ll need for your event, including setting-up time beforehand and cleaning-up after.


Hire charges are £15 per hour, depending on what rooms you need, for all the time that you’re in. 

The church hall is hired by a variety of regular users for a wide range of activities including dance classes, Pilates, driver awareness training and Weight Watchers as well as ad hoc parties and socials. It’s also used by our uniformed groups and organisations such as our Mother & Toddler club as well as for church social events and informal Café Church.

Which is a long way round to saying we’re busy – but we’ll try to fit you in! 

Sorry but no bouncy castles or football parties please! We’ve had damage to the floor and to the light fixtures in the past.

The hall is in a residential area and we do ask that you be considerate of our neighbours when parking or when leaving late at night.

What the hall looks like

St John's Hall with parquet wooden floor and glitter ball

Above is the hall laid out ‘Cafe Style’. There’s also a pleasant enclosed garden that you can access from both the hall and the church.

st john's church and hall garden

How many it holds

Capacity depends on what you want to use it for. Approximately 80 people can be seated around the sides of the main hall if the full dance 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. Up to 150 people can be seated in rows without tables e.g. for a play, pantomime or choral performance.

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

hall hire baby shower

How to get here

If you’re using sat nav to get to us the postcode is BL9 6NY. We’re on Parkinson Street on the right hand side as you turn off Walmersley Road. The hall is opposite Seedfield Bowling Club. If you get as far as Seedfield Training Centre then you’ve overshot!

Look at our How to Find Us page for more details.

We look forward to seeing you!