Bookings

Room booking details

Some rooms in the church are available to outside organisations for clubs on a regular basis. In addition, our large hall can be hired for family-friendly events and Saturday children's parties. The toilet suite has baby-changing facilities and is accessible to people with disabilities.

All lettings must conform to our ethos. For instance, alcohol is not allowed on church premises. See the foot of this page for more information. Church activities take priority, so some block bookings may not be possible.
When several groups are meeting at the same time, sufficient car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Contact the Lettings Secretary on 0116 367 8789 to make a booking.

Rooms need to be booked well in advance for one-off events. The fee (see below) covers a 4-hour slot and programmed heating as appropriate. Organisers pay on arrival: no booking fee is required.

Regular users may negotiate hourly rates and are invoiced monthly or quarterly. Leaders may have their own key to the car park and rear entrance, against a deposit of £25.

Click here for a plan of our premises or click on any picture below to enlarge it.

Large Hall pan holiday club 1 church lunch in large hall Large Hall
15m x 10m, sprung floor suitable for physical activities. Seats up to 70 people comfortably. Any tables and chairs required must be brought in from other rooms. Access through car park and along ground floor corridor or from Narborough Road. This is the usual room for children's parties. It will easily accommodate a bouncy castle. Use of adjacent Coffee Bar with snack servery and washing-up facilities is generally included in the cost.
£75 per day. Regular users with keys pay less.
kickboxing in small hall drama production in small hall small hall Small Hall
(formerly known as the New Room, 11m x 8m, carpeted floor, suitable for meetings of up to 50 people. This room has limited availability due to a heavy schedule of regular users. Any tables and chairs required must be brought in from other rooms. Access through car park.
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main hall main hall Coffee Bar,
8m x 5m, has tables, chairs, small sink, kettles and mugs. Accommodates up to 20 people. Wall heaters have to be switched on and off manually if heat is needed. Approached directly from Narborough Road or from the car park through the Large Hall.
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Meeting Room
(formerly known as the Double Vestry), 8m x 5m, suitable for meetings of up to 20 people. Access through car park and along ground floor corridor.
Minister's Room,
4m x 4m, suitable for meetings of up to 12 people. Electric fire. Tea and coffee-making equipment supplied. Access through car park and along ground-floor corridor.
sanctuary looking west sancturary looking east Sanctuary
Grand piano, pipe organ, generous performance area. Seats up to 750 people on two levels. Downstairs pews are cushioned. Access from Narborough Road.

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Catering kitchen 2 Catering kitchen 1 Outside the kitchen Catering kitchen
This is available for serving drinks and wrapped food prepared elsewhere. Users are required to carry out before and after checks.
We will train anyone wishing to use the high-speed dishwasher and other kitchen equipment. If cold food is being prepared or food is being heated, one of those working in the kitchen must have a Level 2 Food and Hygiene certificate.
To use the full facilities of the kitchen to cook food, induction will again be provided and the same qualification is required.

When advertising events, the following directions may be helpful. (Modify for entry from Narborough Road):

"… at the Robert Hall Memorial Baptist Church, 147 Narborough Road, Leicester. Access is through the church car park on Upperton Road, postcode LE3 0HB. Please note that cars travelling along Narborough Road cannot turn directly into Upperton Road."

For single bookings, the Lettings Secretary will usually meet the hirer at church at the beginning of the booking to unlock the church and return again at the end to lock up, unless other arrangements are made.

If a problem arises during the course of a booking, contact the Lettings Secretary by telephone, (0116 367 8789).

Our Lettings Policy says more about the information we may require from organisations requesting a booking and our Conditions for Use document indicates our expectations once a booking has been accepted.
In particular, organizers of activities must comply with the church's policies on safeguarding children and safeguarding vulnerable adults if they apply.

All organisers of regular activities must be familiar with our Health and Safety Handbook, whilst our catering kitchen is subject to strict Health and Hygiene Requirements .