The newly refurbished hall at St. Athanasios

view of the large hall

View of the large hall

The Church Hall was recently refurbished and modernised, in part with a generous grant from Cambridge City Council, for which we are grateful. The building has been brought up to a modern standard, with LED lighting as well as plenty of natural light, a new floor, new chairs and tables, baby changing and disabled facilities, and is compliant with all current building regulations.

photo of the way that the two halls are partitioned

Partitioning the two halls

photo of the disabled and baby changing toilets

Baby changing and disabled facilities

The Hall is divided into the Small Hall and the Large Hall using a moveable soundproof partition. The two Halls can be used simultaneously for different purposes and each has its own entrance. The partition can also be folded back to make the two areas into the Combined Hall.

The cookers and food preparation area

The cookers, food warmer and food preparation area

The sinks

Washing up facilities

photo showing the serving window from the kitchen

Kitchen service window

A newly fitted kitchen consists of two cookers, a food warmer cabinet, two sinks, fridge, dishwasher and plenty of food preparation area. The kitchen is connected to the Small Hall via a shuttered service window.

photo showing the parking provision

Parking facilities

Once formally opened, the Combined Hall will have a maximum capacity of 200, and it will comfortably accommodate 120 for dinner while still having enough room for a dance floor.

There is also off-street parking for around 15 cars.

The Hall will soon be available for hire. There will be three different price tiers depending on whether it is for Commercial, Community or Charity use. You will be able to hire the Small Hall, the Large Hall or the Combined Hall.

The hourly rates will be as follows:

Rate Small Hall
5.6m × 6.8m
Large Hall
11.3m × 6.8m
Combined Hall
17m × 6.8m
Commercial rate £40 £60 £80
Community rate £35 £55 £70
Charity rate £25 £40 £60

The kitchen facilities can also be hired for an extra charge.

A dedicated web site for bookings will soon be made available. In the meantime, and before formally opened, the Hall will only be available for use by members of the Community of St. Athanasios. For bookings please contact the community chairman, Mr. Nikos Charis on 07721 011707