St John’s Centre

St John’s Centre

For bookings please contact
Dawn Diggle on 0116 270 7305
or email her at

the Parish Centre

The centre is located next to St John the Baptist Church on Clarendon Park Road, Leicester, LE2 3AD. It was opened in late 1990 and the facilities include three rooms which can be hired a fully fitted kitchen and toilets, including one with disabled access.

Stacking tables and chairs for adults and children are included in the hire price as is use of the fully fitted kitchen – although you will have to provide your own tea, coffee, sugar and milk.


The Octagon

The Octagon

This is the main room at the front of the building with natural light coming from windows facing out to Clarendon Park Road. It is a light and airy space with a high ceiling and an eight sided octagonal design with maximum dimensions of 8 metres wall to wall. (Approximately 25 feet).

However please note that the positioning of the lights in the octagon mean that it is not suitable for inflatable bouncy castles.

The Choir Vestry

The Vestry

This room receives its natural daylight from a series of roof lights. It has a set of easily movable wall to ceiling room dividers and can therefore is flexible enough to be hired in three sizes.

Room One – As a whole room this has maximum dimensions of 8 metres x 7.5 metres (25 feet x 24 feet).

Room Two – 5 metres x 7.5 metres (Approx 16 feet x 24 feet).

Room Three – 3 metres x 6 metres. (Approx 10 feet x 19 feet).

Frequently Asked Questions

The Kitchen

Can the centre accommodate a bouncy castle?  No, it is not big enough as the ceilings and lights are too low.

Is there disabled access? Yes, and a disabled toilet

Is there an oven?  Yes.

Are there tea and coffee making facilities? Yes, the kitchen is equipped with 2 kettles and a fridge but no tea urn. There are plenty of cups, saucers and plates. Remember to bring your tea, coffee, sugar and milk!

Do I need to bring my own plates? The kitchen is well equipped with bowls, plates, cups, mugs and cutlery, which you’ll need to wash up and put away after use!
Are there any chairs and tables? Yes we have stacking chairs and folding tables for adults and small chairs and tables for children.

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