We are very fortunate to have a couple of venues within the Parish which are available for use. Both of these venues are well used by parish groups and community groups and provide support to many activities within the local area.
You can see a brief insight into each here and if you have an interest in making use of any of these facilities then please feel free to contact the parish.
St Francis Parish Hall
The Hall was built with funds raised by the parishioners. It has served the parish and the community well over many decades.
This is a large hall accommodating 200 situated behind the old Saint Francis Church. It has a small hall attached for 60 people. There is a well-equipped kitchen available to both. The hall is used extensively for Parish events and other groups use it frequently.
There are a few hosted groups within the hall notably the Parish Bingo, Saint Francis Pipe Band, The Gorbalites, Giggle N Grow and sparcs Children's clubs.
The hall is wheelchair accessible, has a wheelchair accessible toilet as well as having Baby Changing areas.
Below are some images of the hall as is and also in use.
The Greyfriars Centre
The Greyfriars centre came about through the redevelopment of the old St Luke's Church and parish hall.
A complex of rooms and Hall leading off the central Atrium. The centre is extensively used by the Parish, by the local community, by the Archdiocese and by groups further afield. The Hall accomodates 160 comfortably and the rooms can take 50, 30 and 25. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a snack bar. There is also a 'mini-kitchen' attached for users of the three rooms.
Regular uses include: Lectures. talks, Diocesan meetings, Dances, Baptism instruction, prayer groups, the Assembly of Priests, family social, quizzes, AA & GA programmes, First Communion preparation groups, Ceilidhs, Pre-marriage instruction, the Secular Franciscans, and the Vietnamese and Sri Lankan communities. The complex can be used for Seminars, Training Sessions and Conferences.
As well as being a flexible space for events and activities it also acts as a base for several local groups.
The hall is wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair accessible toilets and baby changing areas.
Further details on these items will be added as the website is being developed.