The Church Hall is located on the corner of Johnstone Road and Parkanaur Ave, just two minutes walk from the church. The address is slightly different to the church, so enter SS1 3HX into your Satnav and you'll be there in no time!, if you're on foot, put your back to the main doors of the church and walk in a straight line for two minutes, the hall is on your left hand side.
The hall is available for hire for your local group to meet up, for that special birthday party, for that Salsa class you've always wanted to start, or for any activity that needs a large well maintained indoor space, with a stage, toilets and kitchen facilities.
The hall measures approximately 15 metres (49 ft) long by 9 metres (29 ft) wide, giving a total area of 135 sq metres (1421 sq ft). The stage is 6.1 metres (20 ft) wide by 5.3 metres (17 ft) deep, although the stage narrows from the front towards the rear.
Stage Refurbishment - The stage, particularly the front area which protrudes into the main hall, was becoming badly worn and the potential for trips and falls was becoming serious. We have refurbished the surface completely, boarding with plywood and surfacing with a commercial vinyl. The stage floor now looks really good and is safe, however please be aware that the screens at the rear of the stage which used to swivel are now fixed in place. Please do not attempt to move them. Thank you.
Wedding Receptions: The hall is a great place to hold your wedding reception, please contact the hall manager (below) for more info.
The hall is also a very good place to hold your groups and meetings. One group that use the hall are the Safe Harbour Bereavement Group. The kitchen is ideal, well stocked and spacious and the hall is big enough to hold our yearly Strawberry Teas as well as meetings and speakers. See below some of our photos
Please note that parking in Johnstone Road and some of the other local roads is restricted between 11am - 12am Monday to Friday. Southend Council civil enforcement officers check these roads at this time almost every day, so please take extra care when parking and make sure you don't get caught out. There are no parking restrictions around St Augustine's church itself which is only 50 metres away!
To enquire about booking the church hall please contact the hall manager
Jen Withers on 07511 802712. after 2pm Monday to Friday or anytime over the weekend - you can also emailing her at her NEW email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All bookings on hold at the moment due to the Coronavirus
We are located in the middle of Thorpe Bay, about two miles east of Southend on Sea and just a short walk from the sea front. We are easily accessible by train (Thorpe Bay station is on the main line from London Fenchurch Street) and bus (Nos 1, 7 and 9), and there is ample on-street parking around the church. The church itself is on an island site at the junction of Johnstone Road and St Augustine’s Avenue.
Our address is:
St Augustine’s Church,
St Augustine’s Avenue,
Thorpe Bay, Essex.
28th March 2020