Areley Kings Church House

St. Bartholomew's,

Wedding receptions, parties, events, business retreats

A beautiful 16th Century building on the edge of Stourport-on-Severn, with regular events and now available for private hire.


We’ve followed all of the Government guidance in order to make Church House fully COVID-19 secure, in order to create a safe space for our users.

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Welcome to Church House
Areley Kings

Church House is an historic half-timbered building, sited on the edge of Saint Bartholomew’s churchyard, in the village of Areley Kings.

It is situated in a rural setting, with views over the River Severn towards the Wyre Forest, but only half a mile from the centre of the busy river, and canal-side town, of Stourport on Severn.

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Church House has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard, and now provides meeting and assembly rooms which comply with all current legislation. These are available for hire on either a one off, or long term basis.

Church House is operated and managed by the Church House Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number 1082108) on behalf of the local community.

Available for private hire

The accommodation at Church House is on 2 floors.

The ground floor, known as the Warden’s Room, where churchwardens once brewed their ale, measures 7.3 metres X 4.7 metres, and fully complies with the requirements of disability access. It can comfortably accommodate gatherings of 30 - 35 people in various lay-outs, and has overhead lighting which can be adjusted to suit different purposes.

This photo, on the right, shows the Warden’s Room.

The Layamon Room, named after the famous writer priest of Areley Kings, is a prestige location measuring 9.2 X 6 meters. It can accommodated over 60 people in “lecture room” format, and 50 when seated at tables.

Both rooms are centrally heated with optional electric heating if required, and have plenty of 13amp power points.

The domestic offices comprise ladies’ and gentlemen’s toilets, complete with baby changing facilities, disabled toilet and galley kitchen.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave oven, hot plate, and hostess trolleys, and has adequate cutlery, crockery and glassware.

Church House is furnished with tables and chairs which can be arranged to suit most requirements. Screens, lecterns, etc. are available on request.

There is parking adjacent to Church House and roadside parking available nearby.

Church House is regularly hired for:

Parties, business meetings, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, art classes, away days, quiet days, dining, entertaining, wedding & baptism receptions, etc. and by many local clubs and societies.

Church House is a truly historic building.  Find out more about our story.

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We would love to hear from you.  For details of how to book and what we can offer, please contact us.

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Rectory Lane, Areley Kings,
Worcestershire. DY13 0TB

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