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Our best venues for Christian worship events

November 2023


When searching for the perfect space for your church event there are many factors to consider, from the size of the venue, equipment available, and bedroom capacity if it is a residential retreat. We’ve spent over 100 years in the Christian conferencing industry and have seen thousands of churches and Christian organisations come and go. In this article, we will explore our best venues for Christian worship events.

The Derbyshire Hall at The Hayes Conference Centre

The Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire has multiple large meeting halls perfect for church worship gatherings, one of which is the Derbyshire Hall. Being the largest hall at The Hayes, it can seat up to 400 people theatre-style. This space has a foyer area complete with coffee machines, toilets and 9 breakout rooms.

The inside of the Derbyshire Hall looking down the centre aisle of a theatre-style set up

The Derbyshire Hall has hosted large groups such as Limitless, Ground Level Network and Salvation Army. Equipped with a full AV/PA set-up, this venue is ideal for Christian worship events.

A view of Ground Level Network's worship band on stage in the Derbyshire Hall with a crowd worshipping in dim atmospheric lighting.

A Ground Level Network worship session in the Derbyshire Hall. 

Yew Tree Hall at High Leigh Conference Centre

High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire features Yew Tree Hall, a bright and airy meeting hall which can seat 220 people theatre-style. It is perfect for church family retreats and has plenty of space for a full band.

A view of Yew Tree Hall set in theatre style looking at the front of the room with the large tv screens.

This meeting space includes raised staging, a full AV/PA set-up, a piano and more! There’s easy access to toilets and breakout rooms, and it opens out onto High Leigh’s beautiful grounds.

Tim Hughes leading worship on stage in Yew Tree Hall with green lights and a full band set up behind him and people worshipping.

Tim Hughes leading worship in Yew Tree Hall during High Leigh's centennial event.

Butterley Hall at The Hayes Conference Centre

One of our best venues for Christian worship events is the Butterley Hall at The Hayes. This large meeting space can seat 300 people theatre-style. One of its unique features is the ability to split in two with the sound-proof dividers, seating 140 people in each. Both sides of the Butterley Hall are equipped with their own full AV/PA set-ups featuring Airtame 2 (wireless display technology) and two 86” 4k screens.

The Butterley Hall set up theatre style with two large screens at the front and a grand piano.

Butterley Hall has two syndicate rooms at the back, perfect for children’s work, book stalls and more. Both ends are equipped with a grand piano and a raised stage perfect for worship sets.

The Butterley Hall looking from the front out to the audience with a view of the grand piano and the many chairs.

Barclay Hall at High Leigh Conference Centre

At High Leigh there is the Barclay Hall which can seat 100 people theatre-style. Named after Robert Barclay, the previous owner of High Leigh, this room has a full AV/PA set up including 3 LED screens, a digital Yamaha piano, induction loop and more.

A view of Barclay Hall from the front looking at the chairs set in theatre style with light streaming through the windows.

Being on the ground floor, this meeting hall is wheelchair accessible and easy to get to. The bar and coffee area are right around the corner.

These are just a few of the many large meeting rooms we have at The Hayes and High Leigh. Our all-inclusive venues are well-equipped to take care of your group from A/V needs to 3 hot meals per day. We are half the price of commercial venues* because we believe no one should miss out on in-person gatherings. 

Book a Christian venue today!

*Average saving based on analysis of the per-person midweek price quoted by 22 commercial conferencing venues located within a 90-minute drive of CCT venues on a like-for-like basis. Based on Christian group pricing for events taking place in Spring 2024. Source: CRNet Venuefinder.

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The Hayes

The Hayes

Swanwick, Alfreton
Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

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Lord Street, Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG

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Grooms Lane, Creaton
Northamptonshire, NN6 8NN

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