The Grove Building

Church Street, Mere

Main Charges

All church related groups are free    

In order to be able to pay for the maintenance, heating, lighting, cleaning and other costs we have to levy a fee for the use of the building.
As from January 2011 hourly booking charges are to be as follows:

Main Hall Small Hall
  Regular Users £7.50 £5
  Casual Users £10.00 £7.50

In support of charitable organisations discounted rates are:

Categories: Main Hall Small hall
Registered charities based in Mere and District (-40%) £6.00/hr £4.50/hr
Registered charities, National, outside local area (local branches of) (-30%) £7.00/hr £5.25/hr
Non-registered charitable organisations based in Mere and district and overseas Registered Charities (-25%) £7.50/hr 5.62/hr
Non-registered (UK) charitable organisations outside local district (-20%) £8.00/hr £6.00/hr

  Small Birthday Parties for under 12's £30.00
  If the parent of the child is in receipt of Income Support a 20% discount can be applied.(evidence of benefit may be requested) £24.00

  Casual hiring for one-off, major function(s) e.g.Wedding reception £100

Other Charges

Hire of Tables and Chairs:

It may be possible for tables and/or chairs to be hired out for 'off-site' private functions. We have 12 x large tables 5' x 2'6", 12 x smaller tables 3' x 2'6" and 80 upholstered chairs.
Hirers will have to sign a loan agreement and provide their own transport, although transport may be possible at a cost.
Damage to any item will be chargeable.
Anyone wishing to consider hire should telephone the Booking Secretary for more information.
@ £2
per item


Digital Projector:

Hiring and use of the Digital Projector per booking:
(Off-site use is currently not possible)

Cleaning option:

In order to help you in cleaning up after a major event, it may be possible to arrange for this to be organised for you at a charge of £50.  Please let us know at the time of booking if you wish us to consider this. 
Please be aware of your responsibility in this regard under the Conditions of Hire.


Users should arrange for their own insurance cover for any items brought onto the premises.

Damage or loss to building/items:

Where deemed appropriate, charges will be levied to cover replacement/repair costs.