United Church Dorchester

Community and Outreach: Room Hire

United Church Dorchester has a range of reasonably priced, well equipped rooms for both one-off and regular hire. The Church itself is also available for concerts and rehearsals.

There are many good reasons to choose United Church Dorchester for your events or meetings:

  • An ideal location in the centre of Dorchester, close to all local facilities including shops, car parks and the railway station
  • Ground floor rooms fully accessible, with chair lift access to first floor rooms
  • Short-stay and long-stay car parking available close to the church
  • Free WiFi access
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in all meeting rooms
  • Many facilities available, by prior arrangement (screen, TV/video recorder, flip charts)

For enquiries about booking rooms, call 01305 457477, or email the Church Office.

The Church

  • Seats up to 250
  • Superb acoustics: ideal for choir practice, orchestral and group instrument practice, recitals and concerts
  • Kitchenette in foyer

The Main Hall (149 sq.m)

  • Seats up to 100
  • Suitable for coffee mornings, fundraisers, sport, exercise and dance classes, meetings and conferences, large group training
  • Chairs and folding tables available - can be configured as required
  • Adjoining fully equipped kitchen (extra charge applies)

Cerne Abbas Room (49 sq.m.)

  • Seats up to 40
  • First floor (accessible by stair lift)
  • Kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave
  • Perfect for small group exercise, crafts, pastimes and other group activities, training, larger formal and informal meetings

Tolpuddle Room (29 sq.m.)

  • Seats up to 30 (20 for a meeting with tables)
  • First floor (accessible by stair lift)
  • Kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities
  • Perfect for group crafts and activities, smaller training sessions and informal meetings

Charminster Room (36 sq.m.)

  • Seats up to 30 (20 for a meeting with tables)
  • Second floor—not fully accessible
  • Perfect for meetings and activities for small informal groups

Sydling Room (12 sq.m.)

  • Seats up to 12 (6 for a meeting with tables)
  • Second floor—not fully accessible
  • For smaller meetings, one-to-ones, individual training and assessment

Prices
Our rooms are available for four-hour sessions: 
9.00am - 1.00pm, 1.30pm - 5.30pm and 6.00pm - 10.00pm  
Prices per session are:

  • Church £45
  • Main Hall £37 
  • Kitchen £20 
  • Cerne Abbas £30 
  • Tolpuddle £30 
  • Charminster £30 
  • Sydling £15

Terms and Condtions
Hirers must complete a hiring agreement and return it in advance of the booking.
Full terms and conditions are available to read and download.