Thank you for your booking.
Although your booking will need confirmation from us, you will find all the information you need on this page to take your booking forward.
Thank you for hiring St Mary DeCrypt.
Public Opening Times:
Summer – Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am – 5pm. (Beginning of March – to end of October.)
(Staff are on site from 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Winter – Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00am – 3.00pm. (Beginning of November to end of February.)
(Staff are on site from 9.30 – 5.30pm)
We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays and in the evenings. If you require out of hours use of the buildings this can be arranged. Please talk to us.
Schoolroom £10 per hour
Cooke Room £10 per hour
Church £20 per hour
Schoolroom £20 per hour
Cooke Room £20 per hour
Church £30 per hour
These rates apply Wednesday to Sunday during opening hours and until 6pm.
If you require out of hours use of the buildings this can be arranged, but a Duty Manager will need to be booked at an additional cost (cost can be shared if usage of the building is shared with another hirer). This will be an additional £10 per hour.
We are closed the week of Christmas: 24 December – 1 January inclusive.
We will provide you with as much information as possible about the buildings and equipment to ensure that you get the most from your visit.
Please could you supply us with the following upon booking:
In the church we provide:
There is also an Assisted hearing induction loop installed around the perimeter of the Church Nave, with connectivity to the Church microphones/PA system
The Schoolhouse has an Assisted hearing induction loop installed around the perimeter of the Ground floor and 1st floor. There is a microphone socket linked back to the Loop Amplifier location in the Schoolhouse.
Detailed specs as follows:
Please see AV map of the Church.
The General map shows the location of the Mic Input points
The lighting is operated by a Lutron System.
In the church there is spot lighting and chandeliers.
In the Schoolroom and Cooke Room there is strip lighting.
There are a number of pre-set lighting configurations that can be selected. These are operated by touching a button on the lighting panels. Please see floor plans for the location of the panels.
The system can be reset for individual needs. Please discuss this with us.
We have hearing loops within the main body of the church as well as the Schoolroom and Cooke Room. There is a hearing loop mic at reception.
The Nave of the Church has underfloor heating.
The Church, Schoolroom and Cooke Room are heated by radiators. These can be controlled via thermostats on the radiators and by control panels.
The system consists of 13 cameras: 10 internal and 3 external.
We can supply tea /coffee and biscuits for your event at a charge of £1.75 per person.
If you wish to provide your own catering we have a fully equipped, but small kitchen.
If you wish to hire in catering for an event then below are recommended catering firms (although you do not have to use the suggestions).
Cotswold Chic Ltd
Hedley’s Catering Ltd
Knobbly Cob Café
The Knobbly Cob
15 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NW
Tel: 10452 380754
Southgate Street, Gloucester. GL1 1TP
Fire RA carried out: 12th March 2019 by Wilkins Safety Group.
Approximate maximum number of persons at any one time: 240
This number is for the whole building.
Approximate number of persons in the School room: 60
Approximate number of persons in the Cooke room: 60
Disabled occupants 5
The building is fitted with a Fire detection system: Hyfire Two Loop 16 Zone Control panel.
There are a number of smoke and heat detectors throughout the building.
On activation of the Fire alarm, the schoolroom and Cooke room doors will close and the automatic South door will open. Please see Appendix 1: Evacuation Procedure.
The system is monitored by Redcare monitoring station.
Emergency Lighting is suitable for the building and regularly maintained.
There are two refuge areas both fitted with call points.
Fire Extinguishers are found at all exit points and within the kitchen.
They are checked and maintained on a yearly basis: Last inspection: March 2019.
Smoking is not permitted in the building.
Candles or other naked flames, other than for religious purposes, are not allowed within the building.
Escape routes must be kept clear at all times.
The minimum width of aisles is 750mm, but ideally 120mm. There are 2 fire exits: the main West door and the South door.
There should be clear paths to both these exits.
See Appendix 2 for the Fire RA
In the event of a fire the Duty Manager is in charge of the evacuation.
The Floating volunteer is responsible for evacuating the Schoolrooms.
The Reception volunteer is responsible for evacuating the Church.
The lift must not be used under any circumstances once the alarm has sounded.
Visitors, volunteers and staff must not go back for personal belongings, but should leave by the nearest safe exit.
If you discover a fire sound the alert via the nearest fire point. These are located by exits. The alarm will sound.
Duty Manager will:
Upon hearing the alarm the Duty Manager will make their way to the fire panel and will determine where the fire is located (via the fire panel readout).
They will inform the volunteers where the location of the fire is and will advise of the best escape routes.
The duty manager will call the fire brigade 9 (999) and give them as much information as possible.
The duty manager will stand by the reception desk (if safe), and will direct the evacuation.
Once volunteers have cleared the building the Duty Manager will leave the building via the safest route.
The Duty Manager will liaise with the emergency services.
Volunteers and other members of staff will sweep through the building helping to evacuate visitors.
Volunteers to alert Duty Manager to any disabled visitors using the 1 st Floor Refuge area.
They will inform the Duty Manger when the building is clear.
Staff and Volunteers will muster by ‘Young Gloucester’ in front of Greyfriars.
Duty manager might assign people to guard any open doors to prevent people re-entering the
No one is allowed back into the building until the Fire Brigade has given the All Clear.
If you need additional information for Fire Risk Assessment please contact the office: [email protected]