St Augustine’s was built in 1898 to serve the expanding population in this part of the city, as a school during the week and as a church on Sundays. St Augustine’s continues to serve its community as a church and has undergone extensive refurbishment and redevelopment so that it is now a contemporary, flexible and multi-purpose building available for hire by local community groups and for social events. Bookings are usually confirmed on a school-termly basis, and a booking form is at the end of this page.
We are grateful to Cambridge City Council for several Community Grants, and to many other donors and sponsors who enabled this redevelopment.
- Canterbury Hall – our large central hall, ideal for meetings up to 100 people
- Oxford Room and Darwin Room – two smaller rooms, both newly decorated
- Large, well-equipped kitchen
- Richmond Room – entrance area with café style tables
- Information leaflet about the facilities.
- Conditions of hire (January 2020)
- Rental charges (as of 2020)
The main hall (the Canterbury Hall) measures 12m x 7.5m (minimum). It is a large multi-purpose room with a fully equipped kitchen, ideal for children’s parties, dances and ceilidhs, concerts and meetings for up to 100 people, and up to 120 if extended by screens into adjoining rooms. A wall-mounted projector and screen are also available, together with colour spotlights for special occasions.
The main hall, facing towards the rear of the hall
An evening event at St Augustine’s
Laid out in a café style, accommodates up to 15 people seated, and has access to the main kitchen and WC facilities, and connects to the Canterbury Hall.
Is suitable for meetings of up to 30 people. There is a wall-mounted projection screen and a digital projector is available in addition to access to the internet via WiFi. This area is also used for exhibitions and as an overspill area from the Canterbury Hall from which it is separated by a sliding acoustic screen. 12m x 4m.
The Oxford Room
Suitable for meetings of up to 30 people, the room has a wall-mounted screen and a digital projector is available. Wall-mounted whiteboard and internet access by WiFi is also available. There is access to a galley kitchen with hot drink making facilities as well as access to toilets with baby changing facilities. The room has separate access to the rest of the building. Room size 8m x 5m.
Sizes are approximate and are provided for guidance only.
Disabled access. All principal rooms are on the ground floor and there are no steps outside or inside. There is a toilet adapted for disabled use close to the main entrance. A hearing loop system is installed in the Canterbury Hall.
Parking. There is limited unrestricted on-street parking. Access by public transport, bicycle or on foot is recommended.
Guide dogs are welcome.