The front of Church House, as seen from Wood Street Church House's Upper Hall, located on the first floor Church House features two modern, stainless steel kitchens A close up view of the details bordering the stage in Upper Hall

About Us

About Church House

Church House is based in High Barnet (also known as Chipping Barnet) and is a popular venue for a variety of different activities and functions.

With two halls and two kitchens, our facilities are suitable for wedding receptions, meetings, market research, children's parties (12s and under), children's groups, Brownies, dancing groups, keep-fit classes, yoga, badminton, and theatre groups.

We are a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 212825) and operate as a not-for-profit organisation.

A Brief History of Church House

Church House first opened in 1907. Throughout its history, Church House has been used for a number of different functions. In the 1920s it was regularly used by Church organisations, Guild bell ringers, Mother's Unions, Ladies Working Parties, among others. Dances were also very popular during this period. In the 1930s it was the venue of a trader's fete.

Over the years the building has been the home to Barnet Library; it has been used by the military during the Second World War; and it has also been used by The Day Continuation School and the Roman Catholic school as a place where pupils could receive their school meals.

In 1989, the quality and design of Church House merited that it be designated a building of architectural interest by the then Department of the Environment.

Click here to find out more about the building's history...


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Our Facilities

Church House's facilities make it an ideal venue for a variety of different activities and functions.

Upper Hall

Upper Hall Features

  • The Upper Hall is located on the first floor, accessible by stairs and lift
  • Capacity of 100
  • The hall measures 13.7 x 7.6 metres, and is 7 metres high
  • Includes a stage and grand piano (please let us know in advance if you require the use of the stage)
  • A badminton court is marked out on the floor (badminton posts are available on request)
  • 10 small tables (measuring 76 x 76 cm) and 12 large tables (measuring 182 x 76 cm) are available for this hall
  • 9 double electrical sockets are available

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Lower Hall

Lower Hall Features

  • The Lower Hall is located on the ground floor, accessible by two small steps down
  • Capacity of 50
  • The hall measures 12.2 x 6.10 metres, and is 3.66 metres high
  • 4 small tables (measuring 76 x 76 cm) and 5 large tables (measuring 182 x 76 cm) are available for this hall
  • 6 double electrical sockets are available

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Kitchens

About Our Kitchens

  • Church House has two modern, stainless steel kitchens – one located on the ground floor and another on the first floor
  • The ground floor kitchen is easily accessed by a corridor adjacent to the Lower Hall
  • The first floor kitchen is connected to the Upper Hall via a serving hatch
  • Crockery, cutlery, saucepans, glasses, beakers and baking trays can be made available on request
  • Our kitchens are fully equipped, and are provided for self-catering only

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Additional Facilities

  • An office located on the ground floor is also available to be rented out upon request – please contact us for more information
  • Chairs are available for both halls
  • Ladies, gents and disabled toilets are available on the ground floor (disabled toilets include baby-changing facilities)
  • Additional ladies toilets with 3 cubicles are located on the middle landing (not accessible by disabled persons)
  • A portable ramp is available for disabled access via the front entrance

Parking

Parking space is available at the front and rear of Church House, with space for up to 25 cars*

*Evenings and weekends only. Parking space availability varies, please ask the Church House Manager about parking availability beforehand.


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Letting Charges

Please contact the Church House Manager for our most up-to-date letting charges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us,
in case your query has already been addressed.

Why is parking restricted to evenings and weekends only?

In order to raise funds to help maintain Church House, we currently lease out some of our parking spaces to local businesses during the week. Parking space availability is therefore limited during business hours on weekdays. However, we usually reserve 5 parking bays in the front car park so that event organisers have a place to park, even when parking restrictions are in force.

Does use of the stage in the Upper Hall cost extra?

No. But please let us know in advance if you require the use of the stage.

What ages for children's groups/parties are your facilities best suited for?

Our facilities are best suited for children’s groups/parties of any age of 12 and under.

Does Church House have a drinks license?

No.


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Contact / Find Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our facilities, or if you would like to make a booking, please do not hesitate to contact us. Be sure to direct all enquiries to the Church House Manager.

Church House Manager

Elaine Nicholson

Address

2 Wood Street, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4BW

Telephone

(020) 8449 4704

Email

Find Us

We are located on Wood Street, next door to St. John the Baptist Church (Barnet Parish Church).

There is a bus stop directly outside our building that serves the 263, 107, 184 and 307 bus routes.

There is also another bus stop at the opposite end of the Church Passage (at the end of Barnet High Street) that serves the 84, 234, 326 and 384 bus routes.

We are a 5-10 minute walk away from High Barnet Underground Station (Northern Line).

You can also use the map below to find us.


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