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. These are:

Ground Floor

Sports Hall 5Sports Hall and Coffee Bar Accommodating 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 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 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 (Monday to Saturday):

1  hour: £15                 2 hours: £25                  3 hours: £35                    4 hours: £45

5 hours: £50              6 hours: £55                  7 hours: £60                    8 hours: £65

Children’s Parties: £50.

For bookings during working hours we can also supply refreshments at £1 per person and provide a Projector, Screen and Flip Chart for £2.50 each. Hirers are normally able to use our kitchen for the preparation of food and drink, but please be aware there may be other groups using the Parish Centre at the same time.

Booking Conditions and Payment Terms All bookings must be confirmed with the Church Administrator, email parish.centre@stjamescarlisle.org.uk and one-off bookings need to be paid in advance.  Regular bookings are usually 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’ Church Safeguarding Policy.

Please call the Parish Centre on 01228 810616 to enquire about a booking.

St James' Church
St James' Road

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