Rooms for Hire at Jesus Lane

Cambridge Quakers have for many years made their rooms at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane available to community, voluntary and educational organisations for meetings, classes and other functions.

Requests for lettings for a wide range of purposes can be considered. However, we do not allow use for ticketed events or for parties or receptions. No smoking or consumption of alcoholic drinks is permitted.

A printable copy of our brochure is available for download here and our overall lettings policy is available for download here.

Copies of the Standard Terms and Conditions for lettings are available on request.

The Friends Meeting House is cared for by a Warden and two Assistant Wardens who are available whenever the Meeting House is open. They hope you will find a quiet and friendly atmosphere and welcome your comments on the facilities provided.

Finding Jesus Lane

Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA
+44 (0)1223 357535

Aldren Wright Room

The Aldren Wright Room at Jesus Lane

This is room is suitable for small meetings and especially for activities involving children. It has a lino-covered floor, stacking upholstered chairs, range of toys and children’s books. There are facilities for making hot drinks.

30 people
8m x 5m (average)

Book the Aldren Wright Room

Anne Docwra Room

The Anne Docwra Room at Jesus Lane

Suitable for lectures and classes, including those involving physical activity. It has a sealed wood floor, stacking chairs and curtains, as well as a wall-hung projection screen. There is an induction loop available for use by those with hearing impairments. The room connects to the Meeting House kitchen.

50 people
9m x 7m

Book the Anne Docwra Room


The Jesus Lane Kitchen

The Kitchen allows self-catered provision of hot or cold drinks for up to eighty people and simple meals for forty. There is a five-ring induction hub, two ovens, microwave and professional dishwasher.

The Kitchen connects to the Anne Docwra room.

Book the Kitchen


The Jesus Lane Library

Suitable for small groups. It has a polished wood floor, a set of upholstered chairs and curtains.

The library is only available for hire evenings/weekends.

8 people
4m x 3m

Book the Library

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room at Jesus Lane

This is the main Quaker meeting room and is suitable for lectures and debates. It is carpeted and has a mixture of upholstered chairs and bench seats. Teleconferencing equipment, screen and computer are available for blended Zoom meetings and audio/visual presentations. No food or drink (other than water) may be taken into the Meeting Room. An annexe can be incorporated into the room. There is an induction loop available for use by those with hearing impairments.

Users are asked not to consume food or drink in the Meeting Room.

100 people or 120 including annexe
10m x 9m or 13m x 9m including annexe

Book the Meeting Room


The Annexe at Jesus Lane

Suitable for informal small groups. It has a polished wood floor and stacking upholstered chairs.

9m x 3m

Book the Annexe


Access for people with disabilities

There are no steps to negotiate either to enter the premises or when inside (with the exception of access to the Caroline Stephen Room) and there is a lift to the upper floor. The entrance doors have powered openers operated by push-pads. A wheelchair-accessible WC, which meets all current guidelines, is available on the ground floor. A transit wheelchair is available.

There are hearing induction loops in the Meeting Room and the Ann Docwra Room (on request).


A table and mat are available to carers of either sex.


A good-sized and well-equipped kitchen is available for use on a self-catering basis. Hot drinks can be made for up to eighty people and meals for up to forty. The kitchen should be booked in advance.

Lecture aids, etc.

The following equipment is available at the Meeting House. Please reserve these in advance, when you book your room.

  • Teleconferencing equipment, computer and large screen (can be moved to all rooms in building)
  • Digital projector and speakers
  • Overhead projector
  • Wall-hung projection screens in Ann Docwra Room and Meeting Room
  • Flipchart/whiteboard stand
  • Piano (Meeting Room and Annexe bookings only)


Internet access is available throughout the Meeting House. These facilities should be booked in advance.


These rates are effective from 1 July 2023 to 31 July 2024. They are subject to periodic review.

Room Rates
Room Daytime (Weekdays)
2 hours min hire
Evening & weekends
3 hours min hire
Each additional hour
Meeting Room £47.00 £70.50 +£23.50/hr
Meeting Room with Annexe £60.00 £90.00 +£30.00/hr
Ann Docwra Room £38.00 £57.00 +£19.00/hr
Aldren Wright Room £30.00 £45.00 +£15.00/hr
Annexe £26.00 £39.00 +£13.00/hr
Library N/A £22.50 +£ 7.50/hr
Use of Kitchen  
Tea or coffee per serving £6.50
Serving a prepared meal, including tea or coffee £14.00
Cooking and serving a meal, including tea or coffee £23.00
Tea/coffee provided £1.00 per serving
Use of digital projector £ 6.50
Use of sound system with microphone £ 6.50
Use of teleconferencing equipment £11.00
Use of flip chart/white board no charge

NB: Please reserve equipment or kitchen in advance.

Solo use of any room is charged at £22 per day. For a series of more than three hires booked there is a 10% reduction. For new hirers, one-off or irregular bookings (i.e. not weekly or monthly) a deposit of 25% paid in advance is required to secure the booking. Cancellations other than those related to COVID will be charged if less than 4 weeks’ notice is given.