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!
Three Entrances - one is accessible
Toilets & accessible toilet
Nappy Changing Facilities
Small Kitchen (no oven or hob)
Ramp for access to platform
Yamaha Electric Piano