Hiring our Parish Centre

The Parish Centre at St Alban and St Stephen Roman Catholic Church consists of the first-floor hall, kitchen and toilets, and two ground floor meeting rooms, coffee bar area and toilets.

There is a staircase and lift in the building and an external fire escape from the upper floor.

It is a Parish facility primarily for use in conjunction with the Church and its services, including baptisms, weddings and funerals.

It is also available for use by groups associated with the Parish or for other purposes at the discretion of the Parish Priest. 

Please use the tabs below to see photographs of those areas available for hire. Clicking on an individual photo will open a larger version.

Facilities and Occupancy Limits

Facilities include:

  • Large Hall (15m by 11.5m)
  • Large Meeting Room (7m by 5m) *
  • Small Meeting Room (3m by 4.7m) *
  • 170 chairs
  • 16 large foldable tables
  • 18 small tables
  • Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, cooker, microwave and plate warmer
  • Coffee bar with seating area
  • Speaker system and amplifier
  • Projector and screen (can be connected to laptop)
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilets

*These two rooms are separated by a dividing partition as so can also be used as one larger space.

Occupancy limits are as follows:

Room Occupancy limits
Main Hall (15m x 11.5m) 200 people without tables and chairs
150 people with tables and chairs
80 people for parents and toddler groups
Meeting Room 1 (7m x 5m) 30 People max
Meeting Room 2 (3m x 4.7m) 15 People max
Meeting Room 1 and 2 combined (shutters open) 50 People seated or 70 standing

Our Location

St Alban and St Stephen RC Church and Parish Centre is located next to St Albans City Station and close to the town centre, with easy access to shops and restaurants.

Our address is:

14 Beaconsfield Road
St Albans

Email: stalbans@rcdow.org.uk

Tel: 01727 853585

Please click the link below for a map of our location:

Google map location


The church has a car park for use without any charge if it is available. It is for shared use by those attending church services and parish centre functions.

At times parts of the car park may be blocked off for church use such as funerals and church services. We ask all those who hire our space to be respectful and understand that traffic cones mean that the cordoned off part of the car park cannot be used at that time.

Hall users should also be aware that some of the roads around the church have parking restrictions. Please be considerate to local residents, particularly when leaving late in the evening when we ask that people leave as promptly and quietly as possible after an event has ended.

Parish Centre Hire Agreement

Please click on the button below for the Terms and Conditions of Hire of the Parish Centre

Parish Centre Hire AgreementParish Centre - Kitchen checklist

For enquiries and bookings, please contact the parish administrator, Angela Gray, by emailing stalbans@rcdow.org.uk.