Hiring Rooms in St James’ Parish Centre

We have a number of rooms in our Parish Centre which are available for events, training, parties, sports activities etc. The rooms we have available are:

Ground Floor

Sports Hall 5Sports Hall and Coffee Bar Accommodating up to 160 (seated).  This room is ideal for parties, small sports groups or training events.  (16.1m x 9.1m or 146.5 sqm) The adjacent Coffee Bar may be used for serving refreshments.






The Lounge Accommodating up to 60 (seated).  A comfortable, easily accessible room on the ground floor. (11.9m x 6.7m or 79.7 sqm).

First Floor

Barn2The Barn A beautiful room with exposed beams, which accommodates up to 60 people (seated). Please note there is some height restriction around the perimeter of the room due to the exposed beams. (14.6m x 6.1m or 89 sqm).






The Cave Adjacent to The Barn, this room may be used as a break room or informal meeting space. (4.9m x 4.9m or 24 sqm).

Rates of Hire: During office hours the price is £15 for 1 hour, £24 for up to 3 hours or £50 for a full day.  In the evening the price is £15 for 1 hour or £30 for up to 3 hours.  On Saturdays the price is £15 for 1 hour, £30 for up to 3 hours and £60 for a full day.  For bookings during working hours we can also supply refreshments at £1 per person (or 50p for a 2-3 hour session) and provide a Projector, Screen and Flip Chart at £2.50 each. Hirers are welcome to use our kitchen for the preparation of drinks or food but please check with the Church Administrator to ensure there are no other functions taking place at the same time.

Booking Conditions and Payment Terms All bookings must be confirmed with the Church Administrator, email parish.office@stjamescarlisle.org.uk and single one-off bookings must be paid in full in advance.  Repeat/ongoing bookings can be invoiced monthly. Contact us for full Terms & Conditions.

Any activities involving children must have their own Safeguarding procedures in place or the group leader must undertake to abide by St James Safeguarding Policy.

Please call the office and speak to Toby Harling our Church Administrator if you would like to discuss a booking. Tel. 01228 810616.

St James' Church
St James' Road

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm