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All Saints Church, Writtle

Christian Centre

Welcome to the Writtle Christian Centre web page. Here you will find that we are more than your ordinary or average church hall. In fact we have 2 halls, plus various other small areas for meetings whether business or pleasure.

The Main Hall is 18.2m x 10.3m and can be used for a wide range of activities including: Pilates, dancing, keep fit, yoga, uniformed groups, regular clubs/activities, private functions and weddings. It has a fire licence for up to 120 people. It also has an adjacent fully equipped kitchen. The hall has a wooden floor, 120 chairs and 16 folding Gopak tables (1.8m x 0.6m). There is also a regularly tuned upright piano.

The Small Hall is 11.5m x 5.5m and is suitable for meetings of up to 40 people, including business seminars or training meetings, regular clubs/activities, yoga, dance classes and Pilates. It has direct access to the kitchen facilities. The hall has a wooden floor, 40 chairs and 8 folding Gopak tables (1.8m x 0.60m). There is also a regularly tuned upright piano

The Archive Room is used by Writtle Archives and is not generally available for hire although it can be used as a small meeting area.

The Quiet Room is 5.5m x 3.8m and is suitable for up to 15 people for smaller meetings. It is carpeted and has 15 chairs. The room is also suitable for use as a treatment room and is equipped with a treatment bed for physiotherapy.

The Foyer is 6.7m x 4.4m and is a carpeted open space linking the entranceway to the small hall, quiet and archive rooms. It can be used as a reception area or for small gatherings for coffee. It has 4 tables (90cm x 90cm) and is set up in café style

The Kitchen is a spacious 6m x 5.7m and has plenty or work top space, a stainless-steel island work unit, a double size cooker with grills, a domestic size refrigerator and separate freezer, microwave, catering standard dishwasher, two water boilers, three sinks, sufficient crockery and cutlery to cater for 120 guests. Wine glasses can be provided on request.

The Centre has:

  • separate toilet facilities for ladies, gents and disabled persons (including a baby changing unit)
  • a fully accessible building, with platform lift giving access from the entranceway to the lower foyer, small hall and rooms beyond
  • Performing Rights Licence (PRS and PPL)
  • Regulatory certificates for electrics and fire appliances

Hire includes use of tables and chairs, heat and lighting and full use of the kitchen facilities (if specifically requested).

 

 

Either of our 2 halls provide excellent opportunities for family events;
  • Children’s birthday parties can cause havoc with the furniture so why not book the small hall instead. The use of the spacious kitchen and equipment is included in the hire
  • Adult significant birthdays: For a quiet intimate affair, say with a sit-down meal for 24-30, the small hall is ideal, for large events the Main Hall is available. The Main Hall is perfect for all kinds of dancing
  • Reception after a baptism, wedding or funeral either hall can provide the convenient space required after the service to meet with friends and family
  • Fundraising events: looking for somewhere to hold your quiz night, bazaar, table-top sale, craft fayre, sale of work, both halls offer a variety of options.
Meeting Place;
  • Searching for a place to hold a meeting for just a few whether it be a committee meeting, workshop, seminar, training session or just some friends having coffee, the Quiet Room offers a secluded and intimate area
  • For larger meetings either of the 2 halls can adapt to your needs: the small hall can accommodate up to 40 in theatre style whilst the main hall can take 120.

Rehearsal Space;
  • If your regular venue does not have capacity to allow you the last extra practise before your main event we will do all we can to assist.
  • Your reason for looking for a venue not listed? Then speak to our Manager.
  • One advantage of the Centre is that it does have its own Car Park for upwards of 30 cars.

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Hire Charges:

The hire charges include:

  • Use of the Kitchen
  • Use of the Foyer on a shared user basis
  • Weddings and adult parties will be charged a damage deposit of £200, which will be refunded when the Hall Committee is satisfied with the condition in which the facilities have been left
  • Similarly, exhibitions and conferences will be charged a damage deposit of £100
  • There is no extra charge for other facilities such as heating and lighting
  • Hire of the hall includes tables, chairs and display boards
  • Use of the Centre’s PRS/PPL licenses to cover hirers use of playing music

One-off hires

Fees for occasional one-off hires with effect 1st January 2018

    Main
Hall
Small Hall Quiet Room
Mon - Fri 9.30 - 18.00 £14.00 p/h
£9.75 p/h
£8.25 p/h
Mon - Fri 18.00 - 23.30 £16.50 p/h £12.25 p/h £10.50 p/h
Sat - Sun
9.30 - 23.30 £25.00 p/h £16.75 p/h £11.25 p/h

*Please note that the Church often requires use of the Centre on Sundays and has priority that day.

Regular Hires

It is considered to be a regular hire when the hirer books more than 6 session in a 12 month period, with at least 3 being booked at a time.

Regular hirers with benefit from a 10% reduction in fees.

These fees include as listed above with the exception of the use of the Centre’s PRS/PPL licenses. If the Centre’s Licenses are to be used there will be a charge of £5 per quarter.

Booking an Event

For one-off occasional booking please download the form here. Once complete return to the Centre Manager

  • Via email, or,
  • Post to Writtle Christian Centre, Church Lane Writtle CM1 3EN, or,
  • Delivered in person to the Centre or left in the post box by the main door.

Once received, if not already having spoken to the Manager to provisionally book your event, you will be contacted to confirm that the date is available and discuss your requirements. Once everything agreed you will be sent 2 copies of the Hiring Agreement which we require you to sign one copy and return along with the deposit. On receipt of your deposit the booking will be consider confirmed and the deposit becomes non-returnable at this point.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions of Hire

If you are interested in a regular hire please contact us by email in the first instance.

Writtle Church hall hire

Clubs currently using the Christian Centre Halls

You will find the numerous clubs and other activities that take place on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. All the clubs welcome new members so if you are interested in any of these activities please contact the named person or just go along to the session.

Chelmsford Morris Dancing

Traditional English Cotswold Morris dancing. A men's side meeting on Wednesday evenings, 8-10pm. Everyone welcome, to join or just have a go.

www.chelmsfordmorris.co.uk or call Celia at 01245 263753.


Writtle Ballroom and Latin American Dancing Club

Dance to the music of Roy Goldstone at the Writtle Christian Centre. Make new friends and keep fit.

Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm

Fridays - 8pm to 10pm

Costs £3 which includes tea or coffee.

All levels of dancing ability welcome to join these friendly groups. We do not offer tuition and unfortunately you will need a partner. Contact Roy or Christine on 01245 603986 or email us.


Karate Club

Tots class (4 and 5 year olds) - 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Beginners (white belt to green belt) - 4.15pm to 5.00pm

Advanced (green belt and above) - 5.00pm to 5.45pm

Youth Kickboxing (8 years plus) - 6.00pm to 6.45pm

First session is free for everyone, there is no need to book in, just come along. If you would like more information, then please call 01277 262800 or visit www.kazenkai.com


Hatha Yoga

Yoga suitable for all levels.

Contact Helen Riddington (British Wheel of Yoga Teacher)

For further information: 01245 421872 / 07724 169106 or email Helen.

Physiotherapy

Physio for all musculo-skeletal conditions delivered by a chartered physiotherapist with over 30 years experience.

Treatment available for a wide range of conditions including sports and soft tissue injuries, back and neck pain, and joint problems including arthritis.

Clinic open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

For advice or appointments please contact Heather on 07973 575944 or visit my website at www.heathercotteephysiotherapist.co.uk for further information.


Writtle Tappers

Adult Tap Classes for all ages and abilities.

Contact Annette on 01245 469197 for more information.