Room Hire/Concert bookings

   

The Open Door Project                             

 

The practice through which we share our resources at St. Mary's was initiated in 2011 as the Open Door Project.

It is not only an expression of our faith but also of our commitment to partnership in charitable work and community enrichment.

Two meeting rooms along with the body of the church provide an excellent venue for concerts and larger gatherings,    served by toilets and a kitchen.

We host U3A classes, art, language and support groups in the meeting rooms and the church has proved itself to be an excellent venue for a variety of performances.

 

Costs: Open Door offers our facilities at cost price - that is, to cover cleaning, administration, heating, lighting and water, and wear and tear. For use of the West Room or McDonald Room the charge is £8 per hour, with 15 minutes allowed at each end for setting up and clearing. The use of the church is charged at £35 per hour, (£45 per hour if the rooms are also needed), with an allowance of one hour at each end for setting up and pulling down. There is no additional charge for the use of the sound system but use of the piano is charged at £15. The rates above all include the use of the kitchen and toilets.

There is no charge for use by schools and there is a reduced summer rate for pupils' concerts of £15 per hour and £15 for use of the piano. 

 

      The West Room - ideal for smaller groups

 

The McDonald Room  - used for larger groups and classes.                                                         

 

Concerts: St. Mary's has hosted a variety of events ranging from concerts by Rick Wakeman to local choirs and orchestras and exhibitions.                           

                                                                 Rick Wakeman concert January 2018          

 

    Alsager U3A Orchestra performing at St. Mary's