Hello. Due to the latest guidance, our building is now closed and all activities within, church and community, are cancelled for the foreseeable future and all bookings are suspended.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our many hirers, and very much look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.
We appreciate that some of you need to book many months in advance and so possible availability can still be checked using our online calendar. These will be back online shortly (we’re just taking this opportunity to do some website maintenance).
Any online enquiries will also be answered. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Our church has four rooms which are available for hire. Each have their own tea- and coffee-making facilities. They are suitable for meetings, training, concerts, children’s parties (no Halloween parties please) and exercise groups. We are also a popular venue during the annual Buxton Festival Fringe.
The church is conveniently located on the Market Place in Higher Buxton with adjacent parking and good access to the public transport network. See below for more information.
Three of the four rooms have level access, hearing loops and access to disabled toilet facilities. Baby-changing facilities are also available.
Rooms for Hire
Main Room: this room has level access and a capacity of up to 100. It has a hearing loop, projector screen, upright piano and blackout. It is close to the large downstairs kitchen where drinks may be made. It has level access to toilets including disabled and baby changing facilities. This room is suitable for larger meetings, dancing, children’s parties (no Halloween parties please).
Lower Room: has a capacity up to 40 and has level access by arrangement – otherwise five steps from ground level. The room can be use as one room or partitioned in two. Access to toilets including disabled and baby changing facilities. Included in room is a kitchenette, hearing loop and blackout and electric piano.
Main Church Area: this has a capacity of up to 200 and has level access. It is a popular venue for recitals, concerts and large public meetings.There is a screen in the church and the chairs and church furniture are movable. Also includes:
- Raised chancel (stage) 8.2m x 5.5m
- Grand piano
- Microphones plus loop system
Hire Costs (from Sept 2019) are:
- £15/hr for the Lower Room
- £16/hr for the Upper Room
- £25/hr for the Main Hall
- £44/hr for the Main Church Area
There are additional hire costs as follows:
- £25 per booking for use of the kitchen (cooking hot food)
- £7.50 per booking for use of the microwave, toaster, kettle etc
- £31.50 per booking for use of the grand piano in the Main Church Area
- £88/hr for the whole building (reduced to £61/hr after two hours)
The hiring period is Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Room availability can be viewed on our calendars of existing bookings.
To make an enquiry about a room and confirm the price, you should complete our enquiry form.
Alternatively, please contact our Room Lettings Administrator. Contact details are below.
Terms & Conditions of Hire
In addition to standard Ts & Cs and wider church policies relating to safeguarding and the environment, Buxton Methodist Church is a Fairtrade church and is also committed to reducting the use of single-use plastics on its premises. All hirers are encouraged to do the same.
To see the terms and conditions of hiring our rooms, click here.
How To Find Us
By car: the church is just off the main road (A515) which runs through the centre of Higher Buxton. There is limited, time-restricted parking in nearby streets and a small Pay & Display car park immediately opposite the front of the church. There is very limited parking at the church available and is by permission from the church office only.
By train: we are a 10 minute walk from Buxton Station which receives hourly services from Manchester Piccadily (half-hourly during peak times). Walk from the station into the centre of town and follow Terrace Road up to Higher Buxton. The church is across the Market Place on the right just past Sainsbury’s.
By bus: most bus services stop on the Market Place. Looking south towards the High Street, away from Lower Buxton, the church is to the right.
Make A Booking
Office hours for room bookings are Monday to Wednesday mornings. The office is closed at the moment but all emails will be responded to as usual.
For enquiries about hiring our premises, please contact our Lettings Administrator via:
Enquiry Form: click here
Phone: 01298 27065 (answer phone only at the moment)
Post: FAO Church Lettings Administrator, Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Buxton, SK17 6HX