St Barnabas Hall
We have two halls at St Barnabas, within the same building, but with separate entrances, both of which are available to hire for regular clubs or societies, and for casual bookings for parties, dinners, sales etc. There is a small car park, and users of the Hall are welcome to use the church car park immediately across the road as long as it is available.
Please be aware that the hall is NOT a licensed premise. (see “Conditions of Hire” document)
The large hall (210sq m) is ideal for parties. There is good space for about 100 people seated as well as leaving space for dancing etc, as well as a curtained stage. There are tables and chairs for approx 130.
The toilet facilities are excellent, having recently been renovated and an easy access toilet installed. There are also spacious kitchen facilities, and your hire fee includes the use of the two gas cookers, hot water boiler, and crockery, and cutlery on request.
Large Hall Cost: £15 per hour.
Friday/Saturday Night Party ( for family and recommended friends of church congregation only) : £150 (from 6pm)
Small Hall [51 sq m] is ideal for smaller gatherings approx. 35/40 people and hire includes use of large kitchen as above, (if available) There is a separate access from the car park.
Small Hall Cost: £10 per hour
Kings Barton St, Gloucester GL1 1QX
Capacity = 300 people
Rooms at Gloucester Blackfriars can be hired in half or full day sessions for anything from small meetings to full conferences and we are able to set them up in a wide range of styles to suit most requirements. Further details about our rooms are available below.
The Whole Venue
Full access to all our spaces, including the Scriptorium and private cloister garden. Ideal for weddings, festivals, fairs, parties and residentials. Maximum capacity of 450 (layout dependant).
Promoters and Bands
We also work directly with bands and promoters who hire our 300 capacity North Range or our 100 capacity East Range for gigs and other live events. If you are interested in this type of hire please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings & Conferences
With a number of rooms (capacities from 8 to 250 seated) available throughout the day and evening, we are able to cater for a wide range of meetings and conferences. A fabulous historic environment, supplemented with modern technology and catering available all at very competitive prices makes us an ideal venue for all your business needs.
Lower East Range
The Lower East Range was originally part of the kitchens and still contains the large Oak fireplace. It is fully accessible from the front entrance, directly adjacent to the Ladybellegate Street car park. This room can be set up for small lectures, board meetings, interviews, seminars and similar or can be used as a breakout room for larger events.
Upper East Range
The East Range is a warm and intimate space with stone walls and oak panelled floor. It will seat up to 80 people in a lecture style and can be prepared for meetings , conferences or that surprise birthday party or special occasion. A conference sound system is available and it is a warm welcoming location for your meeting.
The North Range
This was the original Priory Church building, later converted into a mansion, then reinstated in the 19th Century. It is a very versatile space, and is used for anything from weddings, theatre productions, exhibitions, conferences, craft fairs or live music events. A stunning split level room with a capacity of up to 300 available, the full area can be used in a variety of layouts.
Should you require a hot fork buffet, finger buffet or just tea and coffee for your delegates, our catering team can arrange everything.
Technical equipment available includes; data projectors, laptops, flipcharts and audio equipment e.g. microphones, CD players or full concert sound for your band. We have technical support available, whatever your requirements.