With a sufficiently positive hirers risk assessment and due adherence to safety and hygiene protocols, we welcome those wishing to make Meeting House bookings.
St Albans Quakers are very happy to make their premises available to commercial, voluntary and religious groups from the local community. We do not generally hire to political parties or organisations, or for private parties.
Contact us on 07957200482 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about a booking.
Documents relating to hiring comprise, conditionals of hire, risk assessment template, hirer agreement and additional requirements, can be down loaded as separate files, as below:
Information regarding room hire at St Albans Quaker Meeting House
♦ 2021 lettings policy and charging scales: 2021 Lettings Brochure .pdf(2022 lettings policy and charging scales awaited)
♦ Conditions of hire: Hire conditions (May 2021) St Albans Quaker Meeting Hse .docx
♦ Our risk assessment: Risk assessment supplement (Dec 2021) Meeting House re-opening .docx
♦ Additional COVID-19 measures: Additional hirer requirements (revised Dec 2021) Covid-19 .pdf
♦ Hirer COVID-19 agreement: Hirer agreement (May 2021) Covid-19 Word doc
♦ Hirer COVID-19 risk assessment template (H&S Executive): Risk assessment template (revised Oct 2021) H&S Executive Word doc
The meeting house consists of three main rooms of various sizes, a kitchen, hallway and WCs. There are fold back screens between the largest room and a substantial foyer. However, not all facilities are currently available, in line with our COVID-19 mitigations. Please contact us for further details, see above.
All doors in the Meeting House are wide enough for wheel chairs. There is a gently sloping ramp with a handrail from street level. The meeting house has a purpose built WC suitable for wheelchair users.
The main (large) meeting room is fitted with an induction loop hearing system. Those with appropriate hearing aids, can switch to the T position to hear sounds picked up by a central microphone.
It is possible to load and unload cars on the ramp to the meeting house but otherwise the driveway should be kept clear to allow for socially distanced access. There are restricted parking spaces in Upper Lattimore Road and Marlborough Gate. Restrictions amount to single yellow line type (Monday to Saturdays 8 – 6.30 pm) and residents parking zones in both roads restricting parking between 8.30 am – 6.30 pm to one hour parking (no return within two hours) Monday to Saturday. No restrictions outside these times and on Sundays / bank holidays. In addition there are several ‘pay and display’ public car parks within 5 or 6 minutes walk in Brickett Road and Keyfield Terrace. The Maltings, in the city centre, has both short and long stay multi-storey chargeable parking facilities, at a similar distance from the Meeting House.
Bus parking is avaiable at the top end of Upper Lattimore Road (within 200 m of the Meeting House) between the times of 8am – 5pm (Monday to Friday).
St Albans City station is on the train line service between Brighton, London and Bedford. The Friends Meeting House is an easy 5 minute walk from the Station. Please refer to the train operators for time tables and information. St Albans is also served by a branch line from Watford Junction Station on the Main line from London Euston. Please refer to the train operators for time tables and information. The branch line terminates at St Albans Abbey which is a short bus ride or 20 minute walk from the Meeting House.
There are frequent bus services with stops in Victoria Street near to the Meeting House, or at St Albans City Rail station. There are several Bus service operators including Metroline where the Metroline’s 84 bus serves St Albans city centre.
The above travel information / parking is correct as of April 2017 – please check transport operators for current timetables.