All Souls

All Souls - All Souls

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Astley Street
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 8EY

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01204 385868

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All Souls Bolton description

Community Hall

Medium (1-150)

All Souls is a nationally important piece of architecture which is almost perfectly preserved. The Church was established at the heart of Bolton’s Crompton community in 1881 by the Greenhalgh brothers. It is a unique Grade II* listed Gothic Revival building designed by Paley and Austin. But by the 1980s the building had fallen into disuse and disrepair.

In partnership with the Churches Conservation Trust a rescue plan was developed which would breathe new life into All Souls, crucially, for the benefit of the community and Bolton as a whole. With all plans and permissions in place building work finally began in August 2013.

The inside of the church had originally been designed to provide an unobstructed view to 800 people. As a result it boasts a huge space unobstructed by pillars or aisles. This makes it uniquely adaptable to its new purpose as an events and community space.

The philosophy of the restoration was to preserve the original beauty of the church while incorporating the very best of contemporary design.

There are two “pods” of modern design which will provide office and conference space in a new and visually striking way. The newly designed space provides:

two meeting rooms
a conference and activity room
a classroom
a media suite
an events space in the main body of the church
up to four office units, and
a ground floor cafe.

The pods create three new internal stories within the church. The new lay out will give people the chance to get up close to the fine detailing of the church which would otherwise be out of reach.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

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Venue facilities

15 spaces

Within 10 metres

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Yes - Full - Facilities to prepare meal

11 round tables, 12 rectangle tables

180 chairs

Yes - Manned

Other venue facilities

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Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

Located on the 1st floor, the Greenhalgh suite has a 4 metre window overlooking the beautiful Chancel

Capacity

As meeting room:

70

For dining:

40

As theatre:

70

For dancing:

40

For a reception:

100

The Sharpe Media Suite is located on the first floor

Capacity

As meeting room:

12

For dining:

12

As theatre:

15

The Paley room is located on the first floor

Capacity

As meeting room:

12

For dining:

12

As theatre:

15

The Austin room is located on the second floor

Capacity

As meeting room:

40

For dining:

30

As theatre:

40

For a reception:

60

Located on the Ground floor

Capacity

As meeting room:

150

For dining:

100

As theatre:

150

For dancing:

100

For a reception:

250

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