Terms of Hire

  • The period of the hire is as set out in the online booking system and will only be changed upon agreement with the Emmanuel Church Administrator or other nominated responsible person.

  • A set of keys to gain access to the Church will be provided. These keys are the sole responsibility of the person representing the organization hiring the facilities. Additional sets of keys are must not be cut under any circumstances. Loss of the keys or failure to return them upon completion of the agreed period of hire may be chargeable, together with any necessary additional costs for any subsequent changing of the locks and provision of new keys.

  • The security of the building lies with those who are hiring it and particular care must be taken to ensure that the premises are secured when each hiring period is complete. All others using the facilities and who have the right of access are provided with their own keys and under no circumstances should the premises be left unsecured on behalf of a third party.

  • The premises are regularly cleaned and maintained. It would be appreciated if users would maintain areas in their use as far as cleanliness. Any issues regarding the cleanliness or operation of the equipment should be drawn to the attention of the Administrator at the earliest opportunity. 

  • Any equipment should not be stored at Emmanuel without prior agreement.

  • Any part of the facilities not specifically being hired shall not be used without prior permission.

  • The Centre is not licensed for the consumption of alcohol. Smoking is not permitted on the site.

  • The Centre do not accommodate adult parties. 

  • Children's Parties are chargeable at £15.00 per hour and 100% upfront cost is required which is not refundable if booking is cancelled.

  • Fire Alarms & Emergency Escapes. All necessary provisions are made and users should make themselves and those for whom they are responsible aware of the location and operation of them.

  • We ask all hall users to respect our neighbors/ local community, no amplified music is to be played outside the building, amplified music may only be played during 8am to 11pm inside the building, all external windows and doors are to remain closed at all times.

  • We ask all hall users to use the car park and not park on nearby roads.  

  • Emmanuel Church reserve the right to terminate any agreement should the manner of usage not be in-accordance with reasonable and acceptable practices.

  • Other than the aforementioned when termination could be immediate this agreement can be terminated by either party by giving four weeks notice of intent. The intent should be in writing and confirmed by both parties.

  • Hire Charges. From time to time it may be necessary to change the hire rates and reasonable notice will be given in that event.

  • It is the Hirers responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for the appropriate Public Liability Insurance.

  • It is the Hirers responsibility to meet all current Health & Safety Regulations during the period of hire. All accidents shall be reported to the Administrator and a record made in the Accident Book located in the Kitchen Area.

  • invoice will be produced after hiring the building, payment terms are 15 days net. 

By proceeding to book to hire the building/ hire you are agreeing to these terms. 


This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. Further information and contact details are on our Safeguarding page.

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