Room Hire

Room Hire

COVID-19 Update

From Monday 7 September 2020, our rooms are available to hire.
Room capacities and availability are reduced. Please get in touch with our Lettings Administrator via the email address: if you have any queries. Further contact details are below.

Room hire is only available to those groups/activities exempt from current restrictions.

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.

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.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building (subject to terms of use) and rooms can be laid out to your requirements by our caretakers using our large number of available tables and chairs.

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).

Current capacities: 30 + 1 leader for meetings, 20+1 leader for exercise groups

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. 

Current capacity: 12 + 1 leader

Upper Room: this has a capacity of up to 40 and includes a kitchenette. Access is via stairs only. Tables and chairs are available in the room and there is an adjacent toilet. 

Current capacity: 16 + 1 leader

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

Current capacity: 40 + leaders (with standard seating)

Hire Costs

Hire Costs (from Jan 2021) are:

  • £15/hr for the Lower Room
  • £16/hr for the Upper Room
  • £26/hr for the Main Hall
  • £41/hr for the Main Church Worship Area

Hire Costs (from Sept 2021) are:

  • £16/hr for the Lower Room
  • £17/hr for the Upper Room
  • £26/hr for the Main Hall
  • £45/hr for the Main Church Worship Area

There are additional hire costs as follows:

  • £32 per booking for use of the grand piano in the Main Church Worship Area
  • £83/hr for the whole building (reduced to £63/hr after two hours)

Use of the kitchen and facilities is currently not available.

  • £26 per booking for use of the kitchen (cooking hot food) currently not available
  • £8 per booking for use of the microwave, toaster, kettle etc currently not available


The hiring period is Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm  (excluding Bank Holidays).

To make an enquiry about a room and confirm the price, please get in touch with our Lettings Administrator via the contact details 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.

Further Covid-19 restrictions apply, 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 currently Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. 

For enquiries about hiring our premises, please contact our Lettings Administrator via:


Phone: 01298 27065 

Post: FAO Church Lettings Administrator, Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Buxton, SK17 6HX