Hire of the Hall
Our church hall is available to hire at weekends and on weekdays during school holidays. The hall is in use as a nursery school on all term-time schooldays. Please contact us if you wish to discuss hire for children's parties, sales, exhibitions, or other activities. A small servery room is available (for making drinks, or serving food), as well as toilets, baby-changing, a fully-enclosed outside playground, and some car parking. The following charges apply for private hire (e.g. parties). For commercial events, please enquire about charges.
The rates shown are for private hire. Different rates apply for commercial activity. Please note that members of St Gabriel's Church (registered on the electoral roll) and staff of Melrose Nursery receive a discount on these rates.
The following photographs illustrate the hall. The first picture shows the main hall. The second picture shows the soft seating children's room (a small quiet sitting room, with child-sized furniture). The third picture shows the servery. All three rooms, as well as toilets, playground, and car park, are included in a hire. CLICK on a picture for a larger view.
A deposit is payable by hirers IN ADDITION to the hire charges; the amount of the deposit varies according to the type of event being held, and the expected number of participants. Deposits are typically around £100, and are returned to the hirer after the event, as long as no damages have occurred.
To enquire further, please send an email to the Parish Office.
The Church Hall CANNOT be booked over the telephone. Our parish is run by volunteers, in their spare time - we do not have Secretaries in offices. Please email your request, and a volunteer will deal with it as quickly as possible. It is NOT possible to reserve dates provisionally - bookings are strictly "first come, first served" based upon the date on which you submit a completed and signed application form.
Hire of the Church
Our church is a large and impressive structure which soars above the surrounding buildings, to form a real local landmark. With its exceptionally high ceilings and gothic arches it makes an atmospheric and beautifully acoustic venue for concerts and exhibitions, as well as local community activity. There are groups which regularly hire the church building for community use, and we have one-off hires for concerts and rallies. The seating is not fixed, and may be cleared away or re-arranged. Please contact us if you have a proposal.
The following pictures illustrate the church. The first shows the main church building. The second shows the food and drink servery in church. CLICK any picture for a larger view.
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