Room Hire


For further information, please contact the Bookings Secretary:

Telephone 0779-2782647 (for bookings only, please)

St Columba’s United Reformed Church
30 Northumberland Square
North Shields
NE30 1PW

For general enquiries, please use the contact page or the home page


Main Hall

* Refurbished Grade II listed building
* Choice of rooms and facilities
* Accessible for wheelchair users

The perfect venue for * weddings * meetings * functions * events

Lishman Hall

We have 4 rooms available for regular or occasional hire, in a historic building refurbished in 2007 to modern standards.  We would welcome enquiries from all types of group – whether you have used our premises before or not.
This Grade II listed building was designed by renowned local architect John Dobson, and opened in 1857.

Church Interior


* Convenient town centre location
* Handy for car parking and public transport
* Available for morning, afternoon or evening sessions
* A range of comfortable rooms of different sizes to accommodate a variety of requirements
* Large and small tables available
* Kitchen facilities
* Accessible for wheelchair users, and upgraded to the standards of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
* Induction loop system for hearing aid users in larger rooms
* Free wireless internet access and other facilities and equipment for meetings and conferences can be made available: for information on technical and audio-visual equipment only, contact [email protected]
* Available for art classes, drama groups, clubs and societies, community or special interest groups, seminars, conferences, public meetings, weddings and receptions, etc.

Grads' Room

ROOM RATES for 2018/2019

* Morning * Afternoon * Evening sessions available (each session being for a maximum of 3 hours)

Church (capacity 150+60 in gallery) – £100 per session
Main Hall (capacity 100) – £45 per session (£34 discounted rate) (£30 if the booking is for no more than 1 hour)
Lishman Hall (capacity 60) – £40 per session (£30 discounted rate) (£25if the booking is for no more than 1 hour)
Grads’ Room (capacity 30) – £25 per session (£17 discounted rate) (£15 if the booking is for no more than 1 hour)
Kitchen – £25 per session

Use of kitchen facilities is free for preparing drinks

Discounted rates are available to users booking 30 sessions or more per year

Bus routes 1, 1A, 11, 42, 53, 57A, 306 and 333 call at Northumberland Square

Updated: 4/10/2018