ST JOSEPH'S CENTRE

67 Purewell,

BH23 1EH

Christchurch

Bookings: 07517 359148

Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

email: sjparishcentre@hotmail.co.uk

This purpose built Centre, completed in April 2011, comprises a Hall, divisible into three separate sections, two meeting rooms, bathrooms and kitchen with all modern appliances.  It is totally wheelchair friendly with accessible facilities, loop system and Television complete with accessories for use with a laptop.

The Centre is available for hire, in part or in full, according to your requirements.  One side of the hall opens out onto landscaped south/west facing gardens which are ideal for photographs.  The building is set well back from the road making this a truly tranquil spot close to the centre of Christchurch.

The Centre is adjoined to St Joseph's Catholic Church, but with its own separate entrance, whilst internal connecting doors provide a passage way between the two buildings. The Centre is designed so that it can be occupied and used completely independently of the Church.

Why not call the booking line and come and visit us to see it for yourself?

These photographs cannot do justice to the high specification this modern, architect-designed building can offer you.  Our rates are extremely competitive with other local amenities which do not have the same modern or pleasing aspect.

We have had many compliments from both visitors and users as to the high specification and comfort of our premises.

The Hall comfortably seats 80 people, at circular tables, and there is always the possibility of erecting a marquee on the rear patio to extend it further for larger parties.  There is ample off-road parking for 28 - 30 cars and, in the evenings and on Sundays there is free parking on the road outside. 

Why not consider us for your next Party or Wedding Reception?  All we ask of our hirers is that they respect any services that may be taking place in the adjacent church, that the Kitchen isn't available after certain Church services, and that they leave the Centre clean and tidy - in fact as they find it, clearing away all their refuse. 

We are situated mid-way down Purewell, behind the old Victorian Chapel and adjacent to the new Church to the rear.  From Christchurch Station, take Bargates towards the centre of town, then turn left at the Fountain Roundabout and proceed along the A35 towards Highcliffe and Lymington.  At the next roundabout turn right onto Purewell Cross Road [3rd exit] and then right at the next roundabout onto Purewell.  We are situated about half way down that road on the left.

Below are our rates from September 2019 but we do stress that,  for good causes, we are able to be flexible and have already given discretionary discounts for both our Parishioners and visitors:


Hall or section thereof

one off bookings:            £ 21 per hour


Hall or section thereof

regular bookings:            £ 16 per hour 


Each 4 hour session:                 £  74


All-day session (8Hours)           £135



[These charges include full use of the entire Hall, kitchen facilities and gardens. They do not include the use of the Meeting Rooms. On occasions, it may be possible to arrange for a section of the Hall only and this would be by arrangement and negotiation as to the costs involved.]

Meeting Rooms:  £11 per hour.


To view a detailed plan of the entire centre, please click on the link below:

For all Bookings and Enquiries please contact the Bookings Secretary  Tiini on the Booking Line above.