St.John’s Church is an important historical building, and a significant part of Ashton Hayes’s history and heritage. The Parochial Church Council (P.C.C.) and its Officers have the responsibility for promoting their use by the Church and wider community, and also of maintaining them for use and enjoyment by future generations.
Users must provide written confirmation that they have their own public liability cover for their activities while the church premises are being hired. The P.C.C. and its agents reserve the right to refuse a letting to any person or persons whom they feel do not conform to the principles held by the Church of St John or who may bring our Church into disrepute. We may take up references before agreeing to a booking, or may cancel a booking without being liable for any penalty if references appear unsatisfactory.
Conditions of hire
We have the right to refuse a booking if it:
Hirers agree to indemnify Ashton Hayes’s PCC against all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, and expenses arising out of non-observance of our conditions.
Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults
St. John’s PCC has adopted the Church of England’s national Safeguarding Policy (available here: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/policy-and-practice-guidance). Your booking agreement is conditional upon you complying with it unless you already have an equivalent policy of your own.
Hirers are required to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected at all times, by taking all reasonable steps to prevent injury, illness, loss or damage occurring; and that you carry full liability insurance for this.
Safety and Security
You are responsible for the safe conduct of your activity during the period of your hire. We have our own Risk Assessment, and you may need to carry out a risk assessment for your specific activity, and you must cooperate in ensuring that all precautions are maintained. We can offer guidelines for fire procedures for your stewards.
You must keep all entrances and exits clear at all times. Maximum capacity of the building is 140.
You should consult us about the use of candles or naked lights: if we give permission, you must make sure that they do not drip wax onto floors, walls, fittings or furniture. Our strict No Smoking Policy applies to Church hirers.
We will not be held responsible for any loss or damage which may occur to the property of others whilst they are using our premises. We do recommend that those using our premises (including the car park) take care over the security of their possessions.
We have a wheel chair accessible toilet in the Church.
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