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We have a large hall for hire at St. Thomas the Apostle.  

 

St. Damien Hall

The Hall, which can hold a maximum of 180 people. 

It is equipped with tables & chairs, a separate bar area with 1 cooler, a fully equipped kitchen with one cooker, microwaves and fridge freezers.


Ladies and Gent toilets. However, please note that there is no disabled toilet in this hall.

 


Hall Viewings
Are By Arrangement ONLY.


Bookings are carried out in the office on Friday
from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. You can also C
ontact the booking Officer  for more details on:
07737457247 (07438401751) or 
the Parish Office 02076393724.


Hire Times and Charges

Hall bookings must be supported by a 100 refundable deposit (to secure)
and the balance to be paid 2 weeks before event or by agreement.


Funerals - WEEKDAYS Monday to Friday

The hall/centre are available for hire during weekdays for funerals from 9am in the morning until 8pm at night. Premises must be vacated by 9pm - this allows one hour for cleaning up. An extension of one hour can be arranged if your funeral is after 12 noon.

 

Weddings

The hall/centre are available for hire for wedding receptions from 7pm on Friday* till 11pm on Saturday (see pricing structure below). No music is to be played between 6.30pm to 7.30pm in order to avoid disruption to the celebration of mass. All music and serving of drinks must cease by 11pm and the premises must be cleaned and vacated by 12 midnight - to allow one hour for cleaning up.    


Parties on Saturdays
The hall/centre are available for hire for parties on Saturdays from 9am till 11pm. On Saturday no music is to be played between 6.30pm to 7.30pm to avoid disruption to the celebration of mass. All music and serving of drinks must cease by 11pm and the premises must be cleaned and vacated by 12 midnight - to allow one hour for cleaning up.    

Sunday Bookings
The main hall is available on some Sunday's by arrangement from 3pm till 10.30pm. No music is to be played between 6.30pm to 7.30pm to avoid disruption to the celebration of mass. All music and serving of drinks must cease by 10pm and the premises must be cleaned and vacated by 11.30pm - this allows you over one hour to clean up.  


 

Special Requests

Under special circumstances other times will be considered, but there will be no extensions to the finishing times of music and vacating the premises.

Cost

The cost either hall is either:

500 + 100 refundable deposit + 100 for cleaning (Refunds are normally paid 3 days after the event, and are dependent on the condition that the hall is left in and in compliance to the terms and conditions of hire as detailed below);

or


50 per hour

These charges include the use of tables, chairs and fully functional kitchen and bar area.These charges do not include overnight set up.

*Subject to availability, the hall may be available from 7pm the night before to set up and bring your drinks in at an extra charge of 50.


All requests for the use and hire of the halls (including Church groups and Associations) must be organised through the booking Officer or by enquiry through the Parish Office on 020 7639 3724 


 

Terms and Conditions of Hire

The hirer of the halls must comply with the following Terms and Conditions of hire:

  1. In order to consider a request, the hirer of the hall/centre (with the exceptions of funerals which will are under special request) must be an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
  2. The hirer must complete a hiring agreement form (available from David Smith) and must agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of hire. A 100 non refundable deposit is required. All balances owed must be paid two weeks before the event, to ensure that the premises are not used for any purpose other than that stated in the hiring agreement
  3. The hirer must use the Parish bar and its staff for parties and weddings. All drinks must be purchased through the parish bar, however, this will be waived if you intend to give alcohol free to your guests.
  4. The premises to be hired are all or part of the premises of the parish hall / centre of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Nunhead, and consist of the hall, toilets, kitchen, tables & chairs, fully functional kitchen and bar area, which are all included in the hire charge.
  5. To ensure that the hirer or a specified other person so authorised by the hirer and made known to the caretaker is present throughout the period of hire. To ensure that the responsible person does not leave the premises at the end of the period of hire until the caretaker attends to secure the premises.
  6. To ensure that no music is played on Saturdays and Sunday's between 6.30pm to 7.30pm, after 11pm on Saturday nights and 10.30pm on Sunday's and the agreed finishing time on weekdays.
  7. To ensure that all music & noise is kept to a reasonable level (within the noise abatement levels set by Southwark Councils) during and after the event. No high performance large speakers are permitted in the hall. To ensure that the activities for which the premises are hired for, cease in sufficient time to allow all people to leave the premises, all apparatus concerned with the hire, to be removed and the premises cleaned and tidied within the hire period.
  8. To ensure that all facilities (this includes cooker, kitchen, toilets, bar area and mail hall) are left in a clean and tidy condition and to ensure that all moved furniture is returned to its original site.
  9. To ensure that all rubbish to be put into bin bags and removed from the hall and placed in the container outside the kitchen doors. If this is full, please ask the church representative where to put excess bags.
  10. St Damien Hall hire requires the garden and porch to be cleaned. Parish Centre hire requires the back yard to be cleaned.

  Contact the Booking Officer 07737457247
or the Parish Office on 020 7639 3724

 

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