St Andrew's Centre

centre from fence

The project to create the St Andrew's Centre has had at its heart the desire for Hertford St Andrew to improve the well-being of people around it. To do this, our aim is to add to the range of activities that already exist and do them in a more structured way, in partnership with voluntary and community organisations.  The Hertford St. Andrew Community Trust (HStACT) is responsible for the ongoing running and maintenance of the Centre, with most of the work being done by volunteers. 

How do I find the St Andrew's Centre?


The Centre is tucked away behind St Andrew's Church on St Andrew Street, Hertford. As you approach the Church from the street, follow the path around to the back of the Church (on the right) and you will find the main entrance to the Centre there.   



Information and bookings

As a result of Covid-19 a risk assessment has been carried out and special conditions of hire drawn up.  For the time being the kitchen is not available. 

View   Risk Assessment    and  Special conditions of hire

There is a large hall, (approx  12m x 5.75m) which can be split into two spaces, (approx 6m x 5.75m)  a large kitchen, two accessible toilets and also an art/utility room. The projector, screen and sound system, with loop, in the main hall,  are ideal for use with meetings and presentations, plus Wi-Fi is available.  The hall ceiling is 2.84m high but there is a projector hanging down at the far end of the hall which reduces the height to 2.50m.

The Centre also benefits from two separate entrances, which means that it is possible for different groups to use the Centre at the same time.

Upstairs there is a small room (the John Summers-Gill Room), which is mainly used by counsellors.

Smoking is not allowed in the hall, outside the main doors or in the garden.  


Hire charges

Standard charges for the centre
Whole Hall    (meetings and classes) Capacity: 70 £18 per hour
Half Hall         (meetings and classes) Capacity: 35 £9.50 per hour
Small room   Capacity: 8 £8 per hour
Party and commercial  booking    
 Whole Hall only £20 per hour


Reduced rates apply for charity bookings

Please note
:  smoke machines and bubble machines cannot be used in the centre as they set off the fire alarm. 
The Centre is well used and has very limited capacity for more regular groups. One-off or less frequent regular bookings may be accommodated more easily. The table below shows regular bookings, with the darker times being weekly bookings and the lighter times being fortnightly or monthly bookings. 

Some of our regular hirers have not returned yet,  so there may be capacity  for hiring in the short term. 

Regular Bookings
  9-10am 10-11am 11-noon 12-1pm 1-2pm 2-3pm 3-4pm 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm 9-10pm


For booking enquiries, please contact Carol, the Centre Administrator.
OFFICE HOURS 12.00-2.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays
(e-mails, texts and voicemails will be picked up at other times)
Tel: 07593 055223


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St Andrew's Centre Booking Form  (pdf)   Booking form word version

Guidelines for hirers

Our Safeguarding Policy   and St Andrew's Health & Safety Policy  should be read by all hirers of the Centre:


Further information

Please click on the links below to see the progress that was made with the project from start to finish and some of the events that have since taken place:
The vision for the St Andrew's Centre
Building work in progress
Official opening of the Centre