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St Edmund's Centre comprises two halls and a committee room - the Ryan Hall, the Blake Hall, and the Richmond Room. Each of these is available for hire for parties, fund-raising functions, and social events. (Photos of the interiors are available in our Picture Gallery.)
Kitchen facilities are available, but only for the preparation and serving of food only - and not for cooking. Currently, there are no spare storage provision.
Alcohol may be served and consumed on site, however the buildings are not licensed for the sale of alcohol. The halls may not be hired for public musical entertainment unless relevant licences are obtained.
Part of the historic townscape of South Chingford , the centre provides a clean and affordable space for community groups and local residents, with up-to-date facilities.
The Church building itself is available for hire for concerts/recitals, exhibitions/pop-up galleries, or talks/lectures. This depends on the details of the event and whether it is felt hire of the church would be appropriate. Please email to discuss this option.
To book either hall or the Richmond Room, please contact Christine on (020) 8523 7548 or email us. We aim to return your call within three working days. The minimum hire is one hour; above that, you may hire in multiples of whole hours, half hours, or quarter hours.
A copy of the general terms and conditions can be found here. The Schedule for your hire,which you must sign in order to confirm your booking, will be sent to you separately.
Saturdays - One-off events only - no regular bookings taken
Sundays - Restrictions apply; generally the halls are not hired out on Sundays
The halls are not hired on Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Christmas Day. Usually, the whole complex is closed from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive. All events must finish by 11 p.m. when music and entertainment must cease.
The address of St Edmund's Centre is 216 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, London E4 8JL.
The centre is located on the junction of Chingford Mount Road (A112) and Larkswood Road, south of the Chingford Mount crossroads (A112/A1009).
Maximum capacity numbers below apply to the whole space If food/entertainment tables are laid out at parties in addition to guests' seating, the capacity should be taken as the lower number (if given) or you should ask us to calculate a revised capacity for you.
No more than 150 people (across both halls and committee room - even if hired by different persons). There is no Wi-Fi on site.
16.1 metres long by 11.1 metres wide (Area = 178m²)
100-120 people (parties) / 150 people (meetings* - theatre style)
160 chairs / 20 3ft tables / 15 6ft tables (Tables 2.5 ft wide / 2.3 ft tall)
Sink unit and serving counter
Electric hot-water urn and gas hob
Stage <limited use - please check>
There is no internal access for wheelchair users to the toilet facilities from the Ryan Hall; access is via an alternative external side door
12.4 metres long by 9.2 metres wide (Area = 114m²)
50-65 people (parties) / 90 people (meetings* - theatre style)
75 chairs / 13 long tables
6.5 metres long by 3.9 metres wide (Area = 25m²)
16 people (meetings) accessible via stairs only
30 chairs / 8 small square tables
Toilet facilities serve the whole complex. These comprise (1) one unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet with baby-changing facilities, (2) one men's WC with urinal, and (3) three women's WCs. (Both halls may only be hired at the same time if the total number of people attending fall within guidelines for the provision of sanitary facilities.) On this basis, we cannot accommodate more than 140 people at the same time.
* If your event is a meeting, and requires rows or blocks of seating, you must make provision for gangways not less than 1.05m wide, and not more than 14 seats in a row with a gangway each end OR not more than 7 seats in a row with a gangway at one end.
Children & Youth - Guides/Brownies/Rainbows, St Edmund's Junior Church, Jo Jingles (Music, Singing & Movement Class)
Dance & Drama - Elevation Dance Studios, Jessica's School of Dance, Line Dancing, Friday Dance Club (Sequence Dancing), Tap Dancing
Dog Training - Cheringo Pet Dog Training Classes, Silverthorn Dog Training Club
Education Classes - Assist Tutors
Health & Wellbeing - Multiple Sclerosis (Waltham Forest Branch), Keep Fit / Spring into Swing / Pilates, Slimming World, Chingford Yoga
Hobbies - Chingford & District Model Engineering Club, Indoor Flying Club
Older Adults - Chingford Senior Friends (Chingford OAP Association), North & South Chingford OAPs
Sport & Martial Arts - Heathcote Table Tennis Club, Salisbury Hall Short Mat Bowls, United Karate Association
Other Churches - Family Life Chapel International (Pentecostal)
Contact details for these groups are available on the notice board outside of the halls on Chingford Mount Road.
Please note that we do not normally hire to new groups that are likely to provide direct competition with current groups.