Are you looking for somewhere very special to host a small reception, meeting or other event?


We offer a single space, the nave and chancel of the church, which has capacity for about 80 people standing, or about 40 seated. Our changing exhibition will be installed around the walls for your guests to enjoy, and the medieval pews can be moved to accommodate your event. The chancel area is suitable for use as a stage for speakers or acoustic musicians. You are welcome to use the churchyard; maintained by volunteers, this traditional lawned garden is especially nice for photographs.

The main floor is level, and with the exception of the chancel the building is wheelchair accessible. There is also a WC with level access.




Tea and coffee making facilities can be set up, and we can provide wine glasses and fruit juice jugs, although we can’t usually supply wine. We also offer projection equipment, tables and chairs suitable for presentations for up to 40 people.


There are no catering facilities on-site, but the neighbouring Britons Arms can provide canapés and buffet food. You can contact them at or on 01603 623 367. Alternatively please use the details box on the form below if you would like to use another supplier.


Hungate is not suitable for amplified music, but it has a beautiful acoustic for smaller scale live performances. Hungate is not licensed, so you should consider this before booking anyone.


We always encourage our hirers to shop locally. You could consider Pick-a-Lily, or Margaret Emms Florist.


Unfortunately, because Hungate is a deconsecrated church, it is not possible to licence it for civil weddings. We do however welcome small wedding receptions.

If you would like to hire Hungate, please fill in this form. We will get back to you with a quote and to discuss arrangements as soon as possible.

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