St John’s Parish Centre

Situated at the rear of St John’s Church, Friern Barnet Road, London N11 3EQ.

The Centre is for hire and is ideal for weekly classes, meetings, small conferences and trainings, private social events/parties etc.

The Main Hall

The main hall has a capacity 75 persons( seated) has a wooden floor and measures 10.7m x 9.5m and is 3.5m high. There are 20 staking wooden tables (1.8m x 80cms) and 75 chairs. In addition there are 5 nursery size tables (1.2m x 60cms) with 24 appropriately sized chairs for use at children’s parties and events.

main hall

main hall 2

Lounge / Meeting Room

There is also a smaller carpeted hall (capacity 26 persons seated) which measures 12m x 4.5m and is 3m high, this is ideal for meetings and small gatherings.  Wi-fi is available in this hall – password available on request.

lounge meeting room

The Kitchen

The kitchen is well equipped with fridge, freezer, large catering hob and oven, automatic fill water boiler, microwave, hot cupboard, glass washer, dishwasher, large double sink and plenty of work surfaces. There are serving hatches from the kitchen to both halls.


Additional Information

Heating and utilities are included in the hire charge, as is use of all kitchen appliances, but please be advised that hirers/caterers need to supply their own crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchen utensils.

The premises does not have a license for the sale of alcohol, however, alcohol can be served to guests at private functions.

The hall can be decorated by the hirer for their own private function but it is requested that NO sellotape, bluetack or drawing pins be used in the plasterwork. There are metal girder divisions between the windows where decorations can be fixed.

NO smoke machines are allowed with disco equipment as this activates the smoke alarms and alerts the fire service.

The premises is fully disabled compliant and has a baby changing facility.

The premises are 20 years old and are maintained to a high standard.

Please be advised that we have a 9.00pm curfew for parties on Saturday evenings, when everyone must have vacated the premises.

There are 13 parking spaces available in the car park adjacent to the premises and there is unrestricted parking in all surrounding roads.

Hire application forms are available for download. Please note that the two halls can be hired separately but please check the Parish Hire Calendar for availability before applying for hire. Thank you.

If you wish to view the premises please e mail:


The nearest tube station to our premises is Arnos Grove on the Piccadilly line which is 1 mile away.

New Southgate station on the Great Northern suburban overground line out of Kings Cross via Finsbury Park to Welwyn Garden City is .5 mile away.

Buses: 43, 221, 382 all stop outside the premises

Hire charges

All charges include the use of the kitchen, caretaker, utilities and heating.

Meetings and conferences
(includes use of kitchen, utilities, heating, caretaker, use of chairs & tables, insurance)

Small Hall/Meeting Room – £26 per hour
Large Hall – £32 per hour

Parties and one-off events
(includes use of kitchen, utilities, heating, caretaker, use of chairs & tables, insurance)

Small Hall/Meeting Room – £42 per hour
Large Hall – £50 per hour
Whole Premises – £65 per hour

New Regular/Multiple/Weekly hirers
(includes use of kitchen, utilities, heating, caretaker, use of chairs & tables, insurance)

Small Hall/Meeting Room – £28 per hour
(There is a £3 per hour reduction for a series of 6 sessions.)

Large Hall – £32 per hour
(There is a £5 per hour reduction for a series of 6 sessions.)

For details of deposits and payments please see left hand column of hire form available for download below.

Enquiries and Booking Information

If you are interested in hiring the parish centre please download a booking form from the links below.

Parish Centre Booking Forms

Single social event hire

Single ‘one-off’ meeting hire & charity meeting hire

Social event hire by charity or church member

Multiple (series of events/classes) hire

Church Booking Form

Single concert or event in the Church

To book the church for concerts and other events please consult calendar for availability, download the relevant form, where you will find details of church hire costs etc. fill it in  and then send an email to to ascertain hire charge and booking details.  The bookings manager will contact you following its receipt.


Thank you for your interest.