Room Hire

Continuing Temporary Changes in Room Hire

Quakers are understandably still cautious about conditions for use of their Meeting House by hirers because of the current increase in Covid cases. At a Business Meeting on 7th November  the following conditions were agreed:

 For the ground floor there are 17 separate seating areas – 12 double and 5 single – giving a maximum capacity of 29. (doubles are slightly separated and space between doubles is greater than 1 meter). There are 28 stacked chairs in the room that may be used by hirers to increase capacity at their own risk but these must be replaced as found before leaving.

The large upper room is set up in the  usual committee arrangement and it accommodates  12 chairs with nearly one meter spacing – again extra chairs are available if hirers want to increase capacity at their own risk. The small room is set up for 4 around the small table but there are  two extra chairs to allow the normal capacity of 6.

 It has been decided to allow hirers to use the kitchens again, at their own risk. A condition of this use being that hirers bring their own tea towels and clean down work surfaces, microwave tray and fridge shelves  (if used), before leaving, using antiseptic spray provided. As a result of this decision, the 10% discount on hiring rates, agreed because the kitchens were not available, will no longer apply and we will revert to our usual rates (see below).

All WC’s will be available but with entry to each area still restricted to one person at a time (using the free/occupied signs). Face coverings are advised, as is good ventilation.


 Availability of rooms can be checked on our Calendar. Use the week tab to see the duration of bookings.

(A new door code will be issued at the time of booking)

These conditions are constantly under review

We have 3 meeting rooms available for hire at our premises on Priory Road, Chichester. The Friends Meeting House welcome all organisations as long as their aims and policies are not in serious conflict with Quaker beliefs. All rooms have wireless Internet access. The largest of the rooms also has a ceiling mounted projector and a hearing loop.

Please note there is no access for wheelchairs to the upper floor. Stairs to the upper floor have a gentle rise and there are handrails on both sides.

Our three toilets on the ground floor are gender neutral with one being more spacious, allowing for wheelchair access, personal assistance and baby changing and childcare facilities.

The hiring rates described below refer to room booking sessions for a morning (9.00-13.00), afternoon (13.30-17.30) or evening (18.30-22.30) session. Times may be altered by agreement.

Meeting Room on Ground Floor

Room 1
This large room is located on the ground floor and has access to the kitchen
Seating Capacity: Up to 80 persons
Single session:from 1/1/19 = £37
2 consecutive sessions:from 1/1/19 = £58

Upstairs Meeting Room

Room 2
This room is on the first floor and has access to a galley kitchen.

Seating Capacity: 25 persons

Single session: from 1/1/19 = £24

2 consecutive sessions: from 1/1/19 = £46

Room 3

Room 3
This room is on the first floor and has access to a galley kitchen.
Seating Capacity: 8 persons

Check Room Availability

To see if a room is available, please check the Calendar here. (Click on Week tab in the Calendar to see duration of bookings)

The Master Calendar is held by the Lettings Clerk, (contact details below) and as the web-site version is updated periodically, availability needs to be confirmed with the Lettings Clerk to be certain a time is free. Please note that times shown indicate when the rooms are reserved (and so not available for booking). They do not show the start times for activities.

For Terms and Conditions please click here

For helpful additional notes please click here

Making a Booking

Please check availability calendar first to ensure that the room you require is available, then complete the Application Form.

Please email the form to or post to:
Lettings Clerk
151 Whyke Road
PO19 8HT
Phone: 01243 839829