Cranham Baptist Church is an important part of the community and so we are pleased to host community groups and family celebrations.
To encourage smaller groups get established we do not charge "per room" but instead define prices based on "per person per hour" with lower costs for set-up and set-down times; and a charge for a caretaker/host to ensure you have everything you need.
We then apply a discount dependent on the type of event/organization to enable voluntary groups to be operate viably.
Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a few basic details of your event and your organization so that we can determine a more precise price and room availability.
Main Hall (and Side Hall)
The main hall is a flexible space and can seat up to 100 people. Large sliding doors to the side (not shown in photo) extend the space to allow seating up to 140 people. The hall has a small raised platform at the front. The hall is equipped with a projector, screen and sound system.
A popular option is to use the main hall as the focal point for your event and use the side hall to serve refreshments or for children to sit down and enjoy their party food.
There is easy access from the side hall to the main kitchen. The side hall can also be used on its own.
Back Hall, Garden Room and Garden
The back hall is a flexible space and can seat up to 45 people lecture style, 27 people in a large ring, or 24-30 people seated around large tables. Double-doors open onto a large, weather-proof garden room; which in turn provides access to a garden play area. The hall is well equipped with a leaders prep area; an integral sound system, projector and screen. There is a serving hatch providing access to the kitchen.
The back hall has its own toilet facilities.
In summer months it would be possible to set-up the garden room as a "bistro cafe", rolling up the sides of the garden room so that adults can sit and relax in the shade while the children play on the astro-turf grassy area.
Kitchen: There is a modern, well equipped, kitchen. It includes a large refrigerator, a SMALL freezer, two domestic-sized gas cookers, and a dish washer. You are welcome to use everything so long as everything is left clean and tidy afterwards.
Toilets: There are two sets of toilet facilities - one at the front of the premises, opposite the coffee lounge; and the other at the far end of the back hall. Both include facilities for wheelchair users.
Furniture: Chairs: There are a total of 120 green chairs, 30 black plastic chairs and 24 infants school plastic chairs. Tables: There are 8 long rectangular tables; 8 medium height school tables; 5 adult height round tables; 4 infant height rectangular tables; 12 bistro-style-coffee tables; and several smaller tables.
At the front of the building is a comfortable coffee lounge. This is a general place for meeting people and socializing; and so is less available for hiring out to groups. However, some events have been hosted here if we can fit it in around other events.
Prayer & Counselling Room
There is a small meeting room towards the rear of the premises and provides a small, quiet meeting place for up to six people.
This room has been used for small meetings and hosting interviews.