The Church Centre

We are now permitted to reopen our Church Halls for certain activities - please check with your regulator or the Scottish Government's website to see if you are allowed to organise your class again in person.  

If you wish to book a hall, please contact Carole, our Church Centre Co-ordinator to discuss.  We need to work together to keep you, our staff and all the other hall users safe. 

We will do our best to meet your needs but it may be likely that there will be larger gaps between hall lets to allow for extra cleaning.  We may have to change class/activity times to minimise cross contamination between groups.  The social distancing guidelines may mean that the hall capacity is reduced howeer we can work together to make something possible and keep everyone safe.  We do know that Swanston Hall will be used by the nursery of South Morningside Primary School and it is unlikely to be available for evening or weekend lets for a while. 

We will also require you to sign a new lease, which will take into account restrictions due to Covid-19.  We will also need you to submit a risk assessment for the hall you are booking, your up to date insurance documents and will ask you to sign a Rights and Responsibility form regarding yours, and our, responsibilities for cleaning, entrance/exit of the building and managing your classes/activities.   Your Risk Assessment must be specific to the requirements of the Church of Scotland and Fairmilehead Parish Church.  

Everyone over 12 years of age will have to wear a face covering whilst in the communal areas of the Church Centre and must adhere to social distancing guidelines, sanitise hands entering and leaving the building and leave their name and contact details for Test and Protect.   The windows will be open in the halls, you might want to bring some extra warm clothing to wear.  It is essential that the halls are well ventilated.

To help you plan for your return, the measurements for each hall are below.  

The Halls 

Fairmilehead Parish Church, Edinburgh is less than 4 miles south of the city centre and a short distance from the City Bypass (Lothianburn junction). It offers five halls for external hire.  The halls vary in size and features and are backed up a kitchen, toilets and disabled access.  See the plan below:-

 Caerketton Hall seats 40, has a wooden floor and a high ceiling,  This hall is used primarily during the week by the church ( Approx 7.85m x 5.90m)

Frogston Hall seats 150, wooden floor, lower ceiling and partition if required (whole area Approx 18m x 7.52m)

 Buckstone Hall seats 180 in main hall, wooden floor and stage if required (Approx 18.30m x 9.46m) (STAGE  CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

  

   

 Caiystane Hall seats 60, carpeted floor (Approx 9.24m x 6.70m)

 Swanston Hall seats 80, half hall usually available (Approx 15.90m x 7m CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

The remainder of the halls complex comprises  Office,  Foyer,  The Church, Ladies, Gents & Disabled toilets and modern Kitchen.

There's a suitable hall for all occasions and the hire of two or more halls simultaneously provides additional flexibility for larger groups for staff training, conferences and similar purposes.

Travel & Parking

There's a car park outside the entrance to the halls in addition to ample on street parking in close proximity. The church hall complex is outside the Edinburgh “Controlled Parking Zone” so hall users can park safely and free of charge.

There are bus stops nearby for routes 4, 11, 15 & 400. During working hours there are frequent buses on the main routes.

The Church and its halls are  in an excellent location to meet the travelling needs of hall users being less than 5 minutes from the city bypass and served very well by public transport from the city centre. Together with ample free parking this helps to keep costs down.

Hall Users 

Past and current users of the halls have come from business, commerce, community organisations and individuals organising sporting, keep fit and social activities from Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Recent hirers of the halls for “one off” events have included local employers for staff training purposes, parents for children's parties, charities for fund raising activities and individuals for talks and lectures.

Contact Us 

For information on hall availability, hall charges and letting procedures please contact our Church Centre Co-ordinator, on 0131 445 2374 or by e-mail office@fhpc.org.uk

'All are Welcome in this Place'