St Barnabas’ Church
Clarksfield, Oldham


St Barnabas’ Hall



About our Halls

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We have two halls at St Barnabas’ Church, both set within our spacious, modern building. They can be booked separately or together. Both have access to good toilet facilities, including disabled access.

The Main Hall is large with a modern kitchen. The kitchen was installed in 2017 and much of the Hall refurbished in August 2012. Sound system was installed in 2013 and a modern projector and screen in 2014. A completely new heating system was installed in October 2014.

The Hall is insured to accommodate 125 people.

The smaller hall can comfortably seat about 40 people.


How do I hire the Hall?

The Hall schedule is currently so busy that until further notice we are not hiring the Hall for personal parties.

For all other bookings and enquiries, please phone the Vicar, Revd Dr Paul Monk on (0161) 624 7708. Please download a copy of the application form here.




Conditions of use

1.       We do not allow bouncy castles because they damage the floor.

2.       Hall users take their own rubbish and litter with them.

3.       Hall users agree to leave the Hall in the same condition in which they found it.

4.       The agreed fee for the use of the accommodation must be paid in advance of the hiring, together with a deposit of £50.00, which deposit will be

      refunded within seven days of the hiring unless:–
(a) There has been damage to the accommodation, furniture or equipment for which the user is responsible
(b) Any of the accommodation s not left in a clean and tidy condition,

      In which case the church shall be entitled to retain the whole or part of the deposit as security for the cost of rectifying the damage and returning the building to the state in which it was prior to hiring.

5.   The user is responsible for all damage (other than fair wear and tear) to the accommodation or any of the fixtures and fittings or equipment, which is occasioned in whatever way by the use of the accommodation.

6.   The accommodation may only be used by the organisation and for the purpose and during the period indicated on the application form submitted to the church.

7.   After the use of the accommodation it must be left in a clean and tidy condition with all furniture and equipment left in the same position as at the commencement of the hiring and the user must ensure that all lights are turned out and all doors and windows properly secured. (NOTE: If the premises requires extra cleaning after use this will incur an extra charge of £15 per hour of work, which will be taken from the deposit.)

8.   The user must ensure that during the use of the accommodation that no person smokes, and that no alcohol or illegal substance is supplied or consumed.

9.   The user must not leave in the accommodation any equipment, furniture or articles of any kind.

10. The user agrees that the church accepts no responsibility for injury or loss to persons or property arising from the use of the accommodation apart from such injury or loss which arises from the church’s responsibility for the general maintenance of the accommodation and the user will keep the church indemnified against any claims for which the church is not responsible.

11. Where premises are to be used by children, by signing the letting form the user agrees to comply with the Government’s guidelines set out in the document ‘Safe from Harm’.

12. The user is responsible for any licenses required for music, etc.

13. No part of the premises other than that agreed in the application form may be used without prior authority of a church officer which will make the necessary adjustment to the charges (Please see the note below).

14. The user has a responsibility to notify the church of any defect in the accommodation or in any of the church’s furni­ture or other equipment in the accommodation.

15. The building must be vacated no later than 10:30 pm. In the event of a booking exceeding the agreed time an approp­riate charge will be made.

16. Where the hall is let for a regular or block booking the PCC reserves the right, with prior notice, to cancel or change the booking if the accommodation is required for a Parish activity. (In this event the full booking fee will be returned and the PCC will not be liable to pay compensation to any person in respect of any cancellation).

17. The hirer will not use the premises for any unlawful purpose, or bring onto the premises anything which may endanger users or the premises, or insurance policies relating thereto.

18. The hirer acknowledges that no tenancy is intended to be created between the PCC and the hirer and no relationship of landlord and tenant exists between them.

19. The user will comply with the provision of the church’s Health and Safety policy and will ensure that all those using the accommodation are aware of the appropriate safety procedures, i.e.

      (a) The premises are licensed and insured for a maximum of 125 people.

      (b) The hirer must ensure that users are aware of all fire exits, fire evacuation procedures, etc.

NOTE: The use of the side room must be booked separately on the application form and the correct fee must be paid as set out in the table of fees.

20. As a Charity, St Barnabas Church cannot allow the use of the Hall for party political purposes.


What will it cost?

These charges came into effect on 1 January 2019

Fees for charities

Use of the main hall including kitchen

Minimum charge: £50.00 for a maximum of 3 hours, and then £10.00 per hour or part thereof

Use of the electric piano

By negotiation and may attract an additional charge

Use of the small hall

(use of kitchen will depend on availability)

Minimum charge: £35 for a maximum of 4 hours
£5 per hour or part over this period

Use of whole building

Minimum charge: £120 for a maximum of 3 hours £10 per hour or part over this period.

Fees for one-off bookings:
private use, Local Authority,
and for commercial organisations

Use of the main hall including kitchen

Minimum charge: £100.00 for a maximum of 3 hours
£20.00 per hour or part over this period

Use of the electric piano

By negotiation and may attract an additional charge

Use of whole building

Minimum charge: £160 for a maximum of 3 hours £35 per hour or part over this period


Charges for organisations using the premises on a long-term, daily or weekly basis will be negotiated separately, but based on the above.



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