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Further Information


  • Maintaining security of the building at all times is very important and we would ask for your care and attention to ensure this is achieved.
  • Access to the building is from the rear car park through the steel gates and glazed wooden door.
  • The key is electronic in the form of a “fob” and is simply placed on a metal plate adjacent to the gate or door. This will operate a magnetic lock, which will permit entry. Each key is individually programmed with a unique number which can be cancelled.
  • In the event of loss or theft of a key fob please let the Lettings Coordinator know as soon as possible. The key fob can then be de-activated.
  • There are press button switches inside both the steel gate and the glazed wooden door. This allows them to be opened from the inside. The release button for the glazed wooden door is a white button to left of door and for the steel gate, is behind a wooden box to the right as facing the gate, having exited the church. Use of this button will prevent anyone getting stuck between the doors.
  • All other external doors can be opened from the inside by turning a handle or sliding a bolt except for the entrance door adjacent to the church sanctuary which is key operated and this key is stored securely.
  • The door into the church sanctuary is also locked and access to the key can be given if the sanctuary is being hired. Please ask the Lettings Coordinator prior to the event.


  • In the Church Sanctuary heating is provided by a gas boiler and radiators which has to be pre programmed.
  • In the Halls heating is provided by electrical elements buried in the concrete floors and in some of the ceilings. It is important that nothing is ever pinned to the ceilings in any part of the building as this could damage the elements. The elements charge up during the night and release heat during the day.
  • The system is set to operate during colder months and is turned off in warmer months by the church.
  • If, on entering a room, you find it too cool, you can “top up” the heat but only if the system is operational. To “top up” each room (excluding the toilets and the Cricklade Hall) has a wall-mounted red push button, which, when pressed, will give two hours of additional heat. When operated, a small red indicator light can be seen. If longer periods are required, simply press the button again, after the original two hours has elapsed.
  • The Cricklade Room can have additional heating, but this must be arranged in advance with the Lettings Coordinator.

Fire Precautions

  • The entire building is fitted with an integral fire alarm, which is controlled from a panel in the lobby next to the stairs.
  • The entire building is a NO SMOKING area and each room is equipped with smoke sensors, except for the two kitchens, which have heat sensors.
  • The building has emergency lighting and illuminated signs, which will automatically operate in the event of a power-supply failure.
  • Notices are attached to the inside of each door indicating your means of escape and what to do in the event of fire.


  • Cupboards - Please do not open cupboards or use the contents of cupboards unless they belong to you, apart from those cupboards where chairs and tables are stored. Items may only be stored in the building by prior agreement with Lettings Coordinator but storage space is very limited.
  • Hard balls - Please do not use hard balls anywhere in the buildings as they can easily damage ceilings, walls and windows. Only soft balls may be used.
  • Fault reporting - We have a fault reporting system so that all building problems can be logged so that we can fix them efficiently and quickly. If you find a building problem then if you go to the church office there is a bright pink folder where reporting forms and full details are kept or you can contact the Lettings Coordinator.

First Aid Box & Accident Book

Are to be found in the office.