Over the last few years, St Christopher’s Church has been modernising and updating the church and hall facilities. We are supported by Surrey County Council and Elmbridge Borough Council.
The Hall, behind the Church, has a good sized stage, a modern, fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, new toilets and disabled facilities, and a huge canopied outdoor decking area. It is now the largest facility of its kind in Hinchley Wood. There is also an outside play area with gates that can be locked to ensure the protection and safety of children.
During term time, the hall is used, during part of the day, by a community nursery school and after-school club. It may be hired during the evenings, at weekends and in school holidays. It would be an ideal venue for a children’s summer club or workshop.
With our wonderful, new (and comfortable) chairs, the church itself is and extremely large and versatile space, seating 300+ people. It is ideal for choir or musical performances as the acoustics are very good. It can also be used for meetings, lectures and rehearsals.
In the light of continuing COVID-19 restrictions we have had to implement significant restrictions on hirers.
We now require our hirers to have comprehensive COVID-19 and general risk assessments for their activities and suitable public liability insurance. Hirers are responsible for all additional cleaning required to make the premises COVID-19 secure.
We are currently not able to hire to private individuals for family parties and events, and do not envisage this changing while “social distancing” regulations are in place. We do not envisage being able to welcome family parties and events before September 2021, although this is under constant review.
While many people will be disappointed by these new restrictions, we hope you will understand that safety is our number one priority. Please contact the Vicar, ideally by email, to discuss your needs and our availability.