North Curry Parish Church


Public Entertainment

The church is licensed for Public Entertainment from 8am to 11.30pm

The user shall comply with all conditions and regulations made by the Fire Authority, Local Authority, Local Magistrates Court or otherwise, particularly in connection with any event which includes public dancing, music or other similar public entertainment or stage plays.

The user shall not permit attendance to exceed the following number: 290

Booking procedure

For each event the user shall complete an Agreement and return it with the donation to the Benefice Administrator.  Completion of the Agreement by the Benefice Administrator shall confirm the booking.


The user may cancel a booking by giving written notice to the Benefice Administrator, the date of the cancellation being the date the written cancellation is received by the Benefice Administrator.

If the user gives at least four weeks notice of cancellation the church will consider repaying any donation received.  If the user gives less than four weeks notice of cancellation then the church shall be under no obligation to return the donation.

In the event that the church is rendered unfit for the use for which it is booked the church shall not be liable to the user for any resulting loss or damage.

The church reserves the right to cancel a booking in the event of force majeure.

Users responsibilities

During the period of use the user will be responsible for the supervision of the church, the fabric and the contents, their care, safety from damage however slight or change of any sort and the behaviour of all persons using the church whatever their capacity, including proper supervision of the churchyard and car parking so as to avoid obstruction of the highway.

The user shall not use or allow the use of the church for any purpose other than that described in the hiring agreement.

The user shall not sublet or allow the use of the church for any unlawful purpose or in any unlawful way do anything or bring in to the church anything which might endanger the same or render invalid any insurance policies in respect thereof.

The user shall ensure that nothing is done on or in relation to the church in contravention of the law relating to gaming, betting or lotteries.

The user shall ensure that any activities for children under eight years comply with the provisions of The Children's Act of 1989 and The Protection of Children Act 1999 and that only fit and proper persons have access to children.

The user shall not allow the consumption of alcoholic liquor in the church without written permission from the church and shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary licence and conforming to any conditions of the licence which must be displayed on the premises during the period of hire.

The user shall make him/herself familiar with the position of the Fire Exits and emergency procedures and shall ensure that all Fire Exits shall be kept clear at all times.

Heath and Hygiene

No animals other than guide dogs shall be permitted in the church without the written permission of the church.  No animals to enter the kitchen at any time.

The user shall, if preparing, serving or selling food observe all relevant food health and hygiene legislation and regulations.

Damage to the church

The user shall obtain the permission of the church before installing any additional heating or electrical equipment and any fixing to the fabric of the church.

The user shall ensure that any appliance brought into and used in the church shall be safe and in good working order and used in a safe manner.

The user will ensure that smoking is not permitted within the church.

The church cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to personal property.

The user must report any damage or accident as soon as possible to the Benefice Administrator (01823 490247), such damage to be assessed by the church in conjunction with the user and in case of dispute, by an Arbitrator under the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1950.

The user shall indemnify the church for the cost of repair of any damage done to the church and the contents thereof which occurs during the period of use or as a result of the usage.

End of the usage

The user shall be responsible for leaving the church in a clean and tidy condition, properly locked and secured unless directed otherwise by the church.  Any contents must be replaced in their usual positions and any articles brought in must be removed from the church.  Failure to observe this condition could incur additional costs.


The Vicar and church officers shall have the right of access to the church at all times.


The church reserves the right to amend these conditions as the situation demands.

January 2010


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