The church is committed to making St. Mary’s a focus for community activity. It provides a flexible, pleasant, modern and safe environment in which to welcome a wide range of individuals and groups in the Wallingford area. From Monday to Saturday it is available for hire both during the day and in the evening.
The versatile interior can be laid out in many different ways and is suitable for public performances, large meetings and lectures. The Nave Area, North and South Aisles all have level access, and seating that can be moved / rearranged; 200 people can be seated without a restricted view. When chairs are stacked away, a large open space becomes available, suitable for exhibitions, displays of goods and social gatherings.
The South Aisle is fitted with a small kitchen. This part of the building can be set out with tables to be used as a refreshment area. Portable screens are available, to separate any part of the nave or side aisles into smaller areas for activity groups that require privacy and security.
The Tower Room is accessed via a staircase inside the north door and will seat up to 20 people. This room has chairs, folding tables, a water supply and good natural light. It can be used flexibly for meetings, social gatherings and activity groups. There is no disabled access to this part of the building.
The Vestry has level access and a water supply. It is suitable for small meetings, social gatherings or group activities of up to 15 people.
Musical equipment is available when booked in advance (see paragraph 8 in Conditions for Use).
Washroom facilities include disabled access and baby changing.
Fire Escape Routes: For your event, the Letting Coordinator will have unlocked all the exit doors. You must liaise with him/her to arrange to brief your stewards/front of house staff on the procedures to be used in the event of fire or any situation that requires evacuation of the building.
After reading the Conditions of Hire (available below) please download in Microsoft Word, or equivalent, the Booking Form. When completed, please save on your computer and send to the Letting Coordinator (email address at the top of the Booking Form). Full details of the programme are required. We will then make all necessary checks before confirming the booking. The minimum hiring period is one hour. Full payment is to be made 7 days in advance. Representatives of the church shall, at all times, have free access to the premises for the purposes of inspection and we reserve the right to cancel any letting. The sub-letting of any part of the building is prohibited.
Regular bookings are welcomed and will be subject to a trial period of 3 months. Payment is to be made in advance on a quarterly or term time arrangement.
Please enquire to find out if the facilities you require are available, by contacting the Letting Coordinator via this form: