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Book with us

Whether you are looking to book a celebration or to find a venue for your business, St Barnabas has a range of venues to explore.

We are now taking bookings 

If you have a preexisting booking with us that was cancelled due to Covid-19, then get in touch to find out about re-booking if you haven't already. 

Please note that there may be some changes to our terms of hire depending on what social distancing measures are still in place at the time. We are currently offering discounted rates due to the pandemic and our rates will be reviewed in January. Our capacity figures relate to the number of people the rooms can fit without social distancing. Please call to discuss your event in relation to Covid-19 measures. We are currently updating all of our bookings so keep an eye out for new pictures and other materials that should make it even easier to book with us!

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The Halls

St Barnabas Church was originally a church plant over the road in what is now our Church Halls. Dating back to 1922, the halls retain much of their historic features but have also been renovated over the years to make them a great venue in the 21st Century. With access to a kitchen, two car parks and accessible toilets, the halls are well used by private bookings, community events and regular clubs and societies. It's location on the A38 makes it the perfect location, with easy access to Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham and the M5. The halls are very much a part of the church's history and the local community.

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Lambert Hall

The largest of the halls, Lambert Hall is named after Rev Lambert who was the incumbent at the time the main church was built. The hall has beautiful wooden arches and pillars throughout and most of the features are original (with some upgrades!). Lambert Hall has its own entrance and access to toilets and a full functioning kitchen. It also has a stage with curtains and stage lighting. The hall could be used for parties, wedding receptions, performances, art exhibitions or for local businesses and groups to name a few. Due to its ceiling height of around 25ft, it can also hold a bouncy castle for children's parties! 

Stage and kitchen available for use at an additional £5 per hour each.

We don't charge for the kitchen if you are just wanting to make some tea! Special rates can be discussed for regular users.  

Size

210m2

Capacity

130 people

Price per hour

£12.50

Accessible Entrance

Toilets

Nappy Changing Facilities 

WiFi (coming soon!)

Chairs and Tables

Kitchen 

Stage + Stage Lights

Piano

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The Small Hall

Recently renovated to include a carpeted dais, the Small Hall used to be Tuffley School, which was closed in 1881 and then declared as a church dedicated to St Barnabas. The Small Hall has its own entrance and access to the kitchen and toilets. It is an open space with solid wood flooring, suitable for smaller groups, meetings or away days. Its position adjacent to the Lambert Hall means it could easily be used as a "green room" if you were having a performance. There are also ballet bars situated around the room, so if you are a dance teacher this is a great venue for you!  

Kitchen available for use at an additional £5 per hour each.

We don't charge for the kitchen if you are just wanting to make some tea! Special rates can be discussed for regular users.  

Size

51m2

Capacity

35 people

Price per hour

£10.50

Kitchen 

Accessible Entrance

Toilets

Nappy Changing Facilities 

WiFi (coming soon!)

Chairs and Tables

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Coming soon - The Lounge

The Lounge is our newest project and we're really excited to be making a start on it! The Lounge offers a more intimate and comfortable space for a variety of needs; counselling and one to one sessions, executive and smaller meetings, group training , interviews and a coffee and natter with friends. We'll update this page when it's ready!

Size

TBC

Capacity

TBC

Price per hour

TBC

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The Church

If you are looking for a larger venue for a concert, conference or art exhibition then our main church building may be perfect for you. Originally built in between 1938 and 1940, the Grade II listed building of St Barnabas was designed by the revolutionary architect Nugent Cachemaille-Day, who was responsible for the most innovative ecclesiastical buildings of the 20th Century. It's ornate high ceiling lends itself to beautiful acoustics, perfect for any live music performance!

The building has a raised platform, perfect for performers or speakers. We have recently had a new sound system installed for radio, hand-held or plug-in microphones, all of which can be controlled with an iPad. We have an Aux input for playing audio tracks and a screen and laptop for an overhead projector should you wish to use it. We have recently upgraded our WiFi, which runs at a downlead speed of 37.4mpbs and an upload speed of 9mbps meaning you are able to Live Stream your event. There is an output from the sound system if you would like to stream audio from the sound system. 

 

 For musicians, we have a Yamaha Electric Grand Piano and an Organ. In 2016, we hosted the Three Choirs Festival and previous visiting choirs have either used our choir stalls or the platform - the choice is yours! Performers or speakers can make use of the side chapel as a waiting area should they wish to wait "off-stage". At the back of the church, there is a small kitchen with a fridge and hot water. If you decide to serve refreshments, you are welcome to use our tables, which could be laid out for intervals or breaks. The whole building is accessible and there is a side door that wheelchair users or people with prams can use. There is also an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. 

If you are celebrating, then why not book one of our halls as well to treat you team to a meal or to have a place to rehearse!

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