St John's Centre Header

Room Hire

The following rooms are available to hire at St. John’s Centre:

  • Main hall (with adjacent kitchen) – holding approx. 200 people.
  • Downstairs meeting room – holding approx. 15 people.
  • Computer suite – with 8 workstations available.
  • Upstairs meeting room – holding approx. 25 people. The room has a self contained area for brewing up. Access is by stairs only.


We now have a Licence for Regulated Entertainment (No. PLN0138) from Trafford Council. This means that we can have functions with amplified music and/or dancing at the Centre during the times set out below.

Please note that alcohol is only permitted at bookings if a member of Centre staff or St John’s congregation is present throughout the booking.


Check the calendar at the bottom of this page to see if the room you want is available.

Room Hire Rates

Our payment scale for room hire takes into account not-for-profit organisations and commercial ventures.

Please note:

  • A session is a morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Organisations will need to provide proof of status (charity number, constitution, etc.) in order to get reduced rates.
  • Bookings by Church Electoral Roll members must be for their own use, not on behalf of others.

 Private HireVoluntary or Community Group or Registered CharityFundraising EventChurch Electoral Roll Members
Main HallParty - £40 per hour +£100 deposit

Wedding - £250 flat rate + £100 deposit

Children's Party (Sat/Sun 1-5pm) - £50 flat rate + £50 deposit
£20 per hour£60 - up to 6 hours

£100 - over 6 hours
£50 per session

Upstairs Meeting Room£40 per session£20 per session£20 per session£20 per session
Downstairs Meeting Room£40 per session£20 per session£20 per session£20 per session
Computer Suite£80 per session£40 per session£40 per session£40 per session

Hirings to Groups/Organisations

The Centre is open Monday – Friday from 10am to 3pm, offering adult education courses, but is staffed from 9am to 5pm. During weekdays there are some rooms available to hire for training or meeting purposes.

During the evenings Monday–Friday the Centre is often hired by community groups and sports clubs. The space is normally used between 6pm and 9pm, but bookings can be made for earlier times.

At weekends, the Centre can be used for other events, such as plays/concerts, sports events, fundraisers and community celebrations.

Please contact Christine Aspinall, our Centre Manager, to discuss booking a room for your group or organisation during the week.

Private Hirings

At weekends, private hirings are made for parties, Christenings, wedding receptions, etc. Because we are in a residential area, events have to finish by 10.30pm – except on the first Saturday of each month, when they can continue until 11.30pm.

Please speak to Diane Browne if you wish to hire the Centre at weekends. Diane is available at the Centre on Fridays between 10am and 12 noon to take bookings. Come in and speak to her or call on 0161 872 7795.

A booking will not be secured until a down payment of £20 has been made. This will come off the total room hire charge, but will not be refunded if you cancel the booking.

Check the calendar below to see if the room you want is available. (Use the arrow buttons at the top left to find the date you want, and the drop-down arrow at the top right to choose the room.) The calendar is updated weekly, so please call the Centre on 872 7795 to confirm availability.