St Ambrose's Parish Centre
Borromeo Room

Correct as of Sa 13/4/19

This modern building offers an ideal location for group meetings or private functions.


Borromeo Hall:

This is a large, well-lit room, with a capacity of 120 guests, and is part-carpeted with a wooden dance floor.  There are comfortable furnishings, with the flexibility to arrange the chairs and tables as required.  This room is shown in the photo above.

Montini Room:

This is a meeting area, seating around 20 guests, that can be screened off from the main hall, through which it is accessible, by a concertina door.  It has a modular table that can be arranged to your needs.


Also available with both of the rooms described above is a well-equipped kitchen, which offers tea- and coffee-making facilities, two ovens, two hobs and a fridge, plus plenty of crockery and cutlery.  There are hatches from the kitchen to both of these rooms.


Adams Lounge:

This room, which can hold up to 80 guests, is a secondary function room, and is now the main room for training events owing to regular groups' using the Borromeo Hall throughout the week.

Wheatley Room:

This is a meeting area, seating around 15 guests.  Access is via the Adams Lounge.

Also available, for all guests, is the car park, accessible from Leswell Street, just off the main Birmingham Road.  During certain times, especially the school terms and coinciding events, it can become very busy.

Hire charges:


Generally, 10 an hour.  This is the same regardless of the room.


On Friday and Saturday nights, there is a flat fee of 70.  Both of these rates apply from 6 pm to 11:30 pm (+ 30 minutes' tidying-up), even if you do not use the full 6 hours.

Training sessions by or for organisations such as the County Council are charged at 40 for a half day and 65 for a full day.  Both these amounts include refreshments throughout the session.

There is no longer a bar facility available on site, meaning that you are welcome to bring your own drinks.  If you choose this option, you will need to nominate two stewards, who will be personally present throughout the hire period, to monitor and be responsible for alcohol consumption; a separate form will have to be completed for this.  Should you wish to hire a bar from the outside, then you will have to investigate the options for this.

There is also the option of having food provided for an extra charge; this must be arranged with the independent caterer, initially through the Bookings Secretary.


A booking is considered only provisional until a completed form and a deposit of at least 50% of the hire cost are received by the Bookings Secretary at St Ambrose's Rectory. 

In addition, an indemnity payment of 50 is required for each booking.  This will be returned within 28 working days if the room is left as found, ie no damage or loss has been caused; no money is owed; and no complaints have been received.

The only payment methods are cash and cheque.  Regardless of which you choose, if you do not pay in full initially, you will have until 14 days before the event to settle the balance.



For bookings or further information, please ring Joel Douglas, the Bookings Secretary, on 07513 295817, or send a message to bookings.stambrose@gmail.com.

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