St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Sowerby Parochial Hall

Sowerby Parochial Hall

Sowerby Parochial Hall consists of a main hall, a meeting room, kitchen, ladies, gents and disabled toilets and car parking.

The main hall is about 55ft x 33ft and the meeting room about 30ft x 15ft. The entertainment licence capacity of the main hall is 120 people. The meeting room can hold up to 40 people. The hall and meeting room are equipped with tables and chairs. There is a stage in the hall and stage lighting can be available. There is a screen available in the hall, but users must bring their own projector. The hall floor is marked out for badminton.

There is one designated disabled parking space in the car park, and wheelchair access to all parts of the building (except the stage).

The kitchen is equipped with crockery and cutlery. It is not designed for large-scale catering. It is the responsibility of those hirers who wish to serve food to conform to current food safety legislation and to be aware of allergy issues. We do not supply tea-towels.

An Occasional Licence is required if alcohol is to be sold by retail in the building. No licence is needed if alcohol is given free, for instance at a party. No alcohol may be supplied (whether by sale or otherwise) after 11.00pm.

The hall and meeting room can be booked separately or together.

The hire charge is calculated on the accommodation and length of time required. Users should take into account setting-up time and clearing away when booking, so as not to clash with other bookings.

Bookings for non-regular users must be accompanied with a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the booking fee. The remainder must be paid 14 days before the date of the event.

In addition to the hire charge, a further charge may be made to cover damage to the building caused by the hirer’s event, or any additional cleaning to normal required or the removal of any rubbish that has not been properly cleared away by the hirer.

If the event will be attended by children, it is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that appropriate safeguarding measures are in place.

It may occasionally be necessary to cancel bookings for maintenance or other reasons, and we will give as much notice as possible.

The building is close to private houses. Nothing must be done in or in the vicinity of the building which is likely to cause any nuisance or annoyance to neighbours or members of the public.

No animals, except assistance dogs, are allowed in the building.

All electrical equipment used in the building must hold a current PAT (portable appliance testing) certificate.

Rates of hire - hourly rate            
Monday to Thursday   casual bookings   regular bookings
Main Hall   £14.00   £9.40
Committee Room   £10.00   £8.50
Both rooms   £22.00   £16.00
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Main Hall   £15.00   £12.00
Committee Room   £12.00   £9.00
Both rooms   £25.00   £18.00

For information about booking the hall and meeting room email the booking secretary Helen Birkbeck at or telephone 01845 525294 preferably between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday.

Sowerby Parochial Hall is managed by Sowerby Parochial Hall Management Group which is a working group of the Parochial Church Council.

How to find Sowerby Parochial Hall

Sowerby Parochial Hall
The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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