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Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Hitchin



Hiring Our Facilities

Perhaps because we are blessed with excellent premises, our buildings are well used. However, we always welcome clubs, societies and other bodies who wish to hire rooms or the church building. Note that rooms are not normally available for hire on Sundays.

Car Park

The Church has its own off-street car park. The car park is fully surfaced with tarmac and is lit from dusk until 23:00 daily.

Contacts

For enquiries about cost and availability for the School Halls, the Church sanctuary or Bunyan Room or to make a booking, please contact Mrs S. Apthorpe, on 01462 431523

School Hall

The School Halls

The school hall building was built by public subscription as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War and opened in 1925. An extension was added in 1980 to provide modern toilet facilities. At the same time the entrance to the main hall was moved and a permanent stage with curtains built at the street end.

The building has two entrances: one faces the street; and the other opens into the car park. Both are double width and ramped for wheelchair access. The building has complete wheelchair access to all the ground floor area. All rooms are heated by gas central heating.

Toilets are available with a separate toilet for the disabled, which also has a nappy changing table.

The kitchen is equipped with a large domestic cooker with double oven and hob. There are two double drainer sinks and a separate hand washing basin. An industrial dishwasher is also fitted.


Main Hall

Anniversary lunch
Hall laid out for a Church lunch

The Main Hall
is 10m by 16m and has a number of stackable plastic chairs. It can seat about 140 people . A public address system is installed with an inductive loop for the hard of hearing. The stage at the North end is 4m deep has full width curtains across the 6m proscenium. A mains distribution board is available to connect stage lighting. There is also a grand piano.

GoPak® tables can be made available. There are eight 1830mm x 760mm (6ft x 2ft 6in) and five 1220mm x 760mm (4ft x 2ft 6in).

Roller blinds at the windows provide a lowered light level which is adequate for projection. The floor is marked for a badminton court.


Lunch Club Room

The Front Room
is on the ground floor and faces the street. It is 4m by 8m and has an upright piano. Chairs can be brought in from elsewhere in the halls. The curtains provide sufficient blackout for projection purposes.

There are five GoPak® tables of the 4ft size and one 6ft available in the adjacent lobby together with 18 chairs with armrests.


 

Pre-School Room

The Pre-School Room is on the ground floor at the rear of the building. It is 6.5m by 10m. Chairs can be brought in from elsewhere in the halls.


First Floor Room

The First Floor Room
has windows on both sides, facing both the street and the graveyard. It is 9m by 10m with a dais approx 2m x 3m at one end. There are 24 stacking wooden seat chairs in the room and on the adjacent landing. Others can be brought in from elsewhere. There is an upright piano. Curtains at the windows provide a reasonable blackout for projection.


Contact Details for the School Hall

For enquiries about cost and availability for the School Halls or to make a booking, please contact Mrs S. Apthorpe, on 01462 431523


The Main Church Building

The main Church worship area, the sanctuary, and the vestibule were refurbished in 2009/ 2010. There are three double width doors facing North into the car park. At the rear there is a single width door at each side. The Eest side door has ramped access, whereas the Wast side door has step, but a folding ramp is available. There is level access throughout the ground floor area. The building has underfloor central heating supplemented by radiators providing a pleasant 20°C throughout the cold season.

The Sanctuary

Children's event
The sanctuary cleared for a children's event

The sanctuary
is 14m wide by 16m long with a dais approx 5.5m x 6m at the front incorporating a pulpit. It is ideal for concerts and medium sized meetings.

There is seating for about 120 on the ground floor in comfortable chairs which are linked for safety. There is room for about a further 140 in pews in the gallery.

The Vestibule in use
The vestibule used as reception area

The area is served by a sound reinforcement system with inductive loop for the hard of hearing. A data projector and screen can be made available.

Available by arrangement are a grand piano, pipe organ and drum kit on site making it a good venue for music performances and rehearsal.

The vestibule
is a space about 4.5m by 14m separated from the sanctuary by a glazed screen. It can be used for more intimate meetings or coffee mornings.

At the rear of the building is the Bunyan Room, a small meeting area seating about 30 people with a small kitchen where hot drinks can be prepared.


Bunyan Room

Bunyan Room

Flyer Available

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Contact Details for the main church building

For enquiries about cost and availability for the Church sanctuary or Bunyan Room or to make a booking, please contact Mrs S. Apthorpe, on 01462 431523