Cross Street Chapel provides lettings in a clean, attractive and safe atmosphere. Staff are present on site to help with your needs. Some groups have stayed with us for over a decade, which we feel demonstrates our commitment to providing a warm, welcoming and supportive experience.

We host groups of all sizes, including both for-profit and charitable groups. We have hosted multi-day conferences and one-to-one interviews. For long-term lettings some storage space may be available. Equipment, including digital projectors, can be provided on request. WiFi is available throughout the building. Tea and coffee can be provided for an additional charge.

“The space is just wonderful, and we have enjoyed hosting a series of important events here. The facilities are spotless and fully equipped. The staff are amazing, relaxed yet very professional. We cannot thank you enough for hosting us. Wonderful vibe, so efficient and yet calm” – Annie Cunningham – Women’s Programme Coordinator LGBT Foundation

“Very accommodating staff. The facilities are wonderful with a brilliant kitchen. We only have positive to say about Cross Street Chapel, it is a great venue!” – City of Sanctuary UK

“Cross Street Chapel has been an ideal venue for our monthly meetings, having several rooms with a big table to sit round. We had struggled for years to find somewhere warm, quiet, wheelchair accessible AND affordable to meet on a weekday evening in the city centre – the Unitarians came to our rescue! It is also a great building for events, with flexible and thoughtful staff helping to make them a relaxed affair” – Greater Manchester Housing Action (GMHA) Steering Group

Please contact our Lettings Administrator, Janet Wolstenholme, for more information: 0161 833 0522, 0748 332 1602 or keeper@cross-street-chapel.org.uk

Please Note: Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are not letting out our smaller rooms. All groups must adhere to government and chapel guidelines when using the chapel and accompanying hall.

Available rooms:

Main Chapel

The inside of our chapel

Cross Street’s Main Chapel space is a round, carpeted room with a stone circle in the centre. Chairs are normally set-up around the carpeted area, but this can be changed for a group’s individual needs, including bringing in tables or using a projection system. The space has in-built speakers, and features both a piano and organ.

The Main Chapel’s normal seating capacity is 100, but due to the current 2m restrictions, is presently 15.

For costs and availability, please contact our Lettings Administrator, Janet Wolstenholme: 0161 833 0522, 0748 332 1602 or keeper@cross-street-chapel.org.uk

Percival Suite

Named after Dr Thomas Percival, father of Medical Ethics, the Percival Suite is our accompanying social hall. It includes a kitchen and sound system, and features a wooden floor. Chairs and tables can be arranged to the needs of the group. The room also has a soundproof dividing screen to create a separate ‘break-out’ room or more intimate setting.

For costs and availability, please contact our Lettings Administrator, Janet Wolstenholme: 0161 833 0522, 0748 332 1602 or keeper@cross-street-chapel.org.uk

Gaskell Room

Named after Cross Street minister William Gaskell and his wife, the author Elizabeth, our Gaskell Room is a small meeting room, able to accompany about 10 people around a central table. Due to current restrictions, it can presently accommodate about 3 people.

For costs and availability, please contact our Lettings Administrator, Janet Wolstenholme: 0161 833 0522, 0748 332 1602 or keeper@cross-street-chapel.org.uk

Kenworthy Room

The Kenworthy Room, named after the Rev’d Fred Kenworthy, is a multi-purpose room that can comfortably accommodate 15 people in a lecture seating. A table is available for meetings. Due to current restrictions, it can presently accommodate about 6 people.

For costs and availability, please contact our Lettings Administrator, Janet Wolstenholme: 0161 833 0522, 0748 332 1602 or keeper@cross-street-chapel.org.uk