St George’s Church –
The hub of our community
“Thank you so much for making us so very welcome. Everything was brilliant, it is just wonderful. Many students complimented the warm floor, the beautiful light, and the enchanting simplicity of the church.” (Jennifer, Lotte Berk instructor, on hiring St George’s)
It is our greatest wish that this beautiful building be used and enjoyed by the local community.
Over the last few years we have undertaken extensive works to make it warm, eco-friendly and economical to run and now this work is complete we would love for local groups to be able to use and appreciate it. To this end we have a very flexible fee arrangement, so no community group would be prevented from using St George’s on grounds of cost. If you are interested in hiring St George’s do have a look at the information below and get in touch – we’d be delighted to hear from you!
About the space:
St George’s is now carbon neutral and warm all year round thanks to its ground source heat pump and bank of solar panels on the roof. One of the side isles now has a folding screen creating a meeting room.
We have also recently had our church organ completely renovated and its now one of the highest specification organs in Newbury and its environs. We want people to have the chance to appreciate this wonderful new instrument. Click here to see the specification.
The church is now a low cost building that can be used for a wide variety of activities. It would make an ideal venue for:
- music or choral rehearsals and concerts
- drama or dance rehearsals and performances
- large or small meetings
- instrumental lessons, including organ tuition
- practice space for ‘noisy’ instruments which need detached spaces
- activities that need a large open floor space such as Pilates.
This list is not exhaustive and if you think you have an event, activity or group that could make good use of the space, then please do talk to us about it.
We have produced a leaflet that gives details in a format that can be downloaded and shared with others. Click here to see it and download it.
Click here to see pictures that give a clearer understanding of the meeting room now available.
Click here to see a gallery of the main space available for concerts, rehearsals, large meetings, drama groups etc.
Click here to see a floor plan of the church space.
We want the space to be used by the community in any reasonable way. There are therefore no fixed fees and charging can be determined on a case by case basis and even free of charge where appropriate.
Click here to see the conditions of hire
How to Book:
If you would like to talk to us about using the church then please do contact us via the church office on 01635 41249, and ask to be put in touch with either Paul Cowan (Vicar) or Jon Houghton who can discuss your needs in more detail. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your ideas and suggestions are important in helping us to ensure maximum use by the community of this lovely space.