The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Room Hire (Lettings)


The United Church offers a number of rooms of various sizes and formats (all with WiFi available) for external hire.

Please see the table below for options and capacities. 


1. Room rates will be discussed on an individual basis and will vary by type of event and organisation, as appropriate. 
    NB Reduced rates may be offered to regular hirers.

2. Session times are as follows:- 

Morning - 9.00am to 1.00pm

Afternoon - 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Evening - 6.00pm to 10.00pm

3. Tea/ coffee making facilities are available in all rooms.
4. Facilites available by prior arrangement include screen, TV/ video recorder, flip chart stand and WiFi access.
5. Ground floor rooms are fully accessible.  There is a chair lift for access to first floor rooms.
6. Short and long stay car parking is available close to the church.
7. The postal address is 49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester,  DT1 1EE. And for most activities, entry is by 
     the Charles Street door.

8. The capacities are generally indicative;  “Theatre” means chairs arranged in lines as in a cinema/theatre;
     “Meeting” means seated at chairs around a table.

There are PDF versions of the Letting Agreement and Terms and Conditions of Letting.

If an organisation requires a key to be issued allowing them access to the property when it would normally be locked a nominated representative from the organisation will be required to sign a Keyholder declaration

Contact: The Church Office 01305 457477 for Rates and Bookings. This Office is not fully manned so please leave a message, alternatively please use the "Room Hire & Lettings" contact.


Rooms Available Theatre Type Events Meeting Type Events
 Ground Floor    
 Church  250  
 Main Hall  100  
First Floor    
Cerne Abbas Room  40  30
Tolpuddle Room  30  20
Second Floor    
Charminster Room  30  20
Cheselbourne Room  30  20


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