We are still investigating into the hall and its history, but in terms of its importance and history with us as a family at St Luke’s, the hall has been our place of worship ever since we began as a Fresh Expression in 2005. This will continue until the restoration of the main building is complete.
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Refurbishment and Use

St Luke’s Church Hall was built in 1936. it has been refurbished to a very high standard over the last 8 years, and it is now hired out as a function space for private events such as weddings, birthday parties, society events, fundraising events and dances, as well as used by the University for examinations, MedSoc events and the Newcastle University Christian Union Events Weeks.

Downstairs

As well as using the Hall as a hire space for university societies and parties etc., St Luke’s congregation worships in the main space on Sundays, and uses the facilities for regular inter-church gatherings and events.

The Kitchen
The Kitchen

 

 

The Stage
The Stage
The Space
The Space

Upstairs

The Prayer Room

The Prayer Room

 

 

Upstairs are several rooms: firstly, the Prayer Room hosts Early Morning Prayer three times a week, as well as the smaller groups that branch out from the Minster Cell meetings every Wednesday evenings, and other prayer meetings throughout the week.

The Diner

 

 

Those who have gathered for these early prayers usually congregate to the American Diner (complete with mini-kitchen) to enjoy tea and breakfast together before the working day begins!

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 The Linden Room

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Next to the diner is the largest room of them all, the ‘Linden Room’, named so because of the carpet, which was donated by the Northumberland manor house Linden Hall, and which fit the room precisely, to the very centimetre! The Linden Room hosts the mid-week Minster cell every Wednesday evening, and usually any small conferences that may be held at St Luke’s.

 

 

 

 

 

The Piano Room

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Lastly, there is the ‘Piano Room’, affectionately known as the ‘Sofa Room’ by church members, in which you will find a fine (if somewhat out of tune) upright piano, and 4 extremely comfy sofas. More prayer and private meetings are held in here, as well as the occasional  band practice or music lessons by members of the church.

 

This upstairs space has been a huge success in hosting wedding celebrations in between the wedding ceremony and reception, both of which occur downstairs in the main hall. They have also been popular with conferences and the Great North Run as a place of accommodation: the carpets are particularly comfortable to sleep on!