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Group bookings, B&B breaks, meetings, and nights under canvas — our facilities cater for them all.

The Wessex Auditorium, lit up at night

Looking to hire facilities for an event?

Our Christchurch campus, in our relaxed and peaceful setting, is a perfect venue for Christian groups. Why not hire our facilities for the day, week or weekend?  We’re a popular choice for church retreats, team meetings and conferences and our helpful staff always ensure you’ll have a relaxing, enjoyable time with us.

We have a variety of residential areas, meeting rooms, lounges and teaching spaces available for hire, as well as our sports hall and chapel space. We also offer catering, allowing you to enjoy hand-cooked food in our Hub dining area.

Surrounded by 14 acres of parkland, we’re positioned in close proximity to the New Forest, Bournemouth’s stunning beaches, and the historic town of Christchurch is only 5 minutes’ drive away. You’ll easily find plenty of things to do to make the most of your stay with us. Keep scrolling for more information about our campus…

Summer 2022

Whilst you’re on our page…

Are you looking for a break this summer? Relax at our Residential Centre in Dorset. Countryside breaks suitable for family trips, friendship group adventures, or simply for those seeking accommodation near the sea…

Our Centre is open for bookings this summer, specifically 30 July – 6 August 2022 and 20 – 30 August 2022.


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Facilities at a glance

If you’d like to see a full list of our facilities, room configurations and sample menus, please download our
Moorlands College Christchurch Campus Facilities guide. 

If you’re interested in booking any of our facilities, please start at the Make a booking page. If you’d like to visit and take a look at what we offer first, just get in touch.

Friends of Moorlands gathering together

Wessex Auditorium

With seating for up to 250 people, our modern auditorium is our largest venue. Complete with a main stage, data projector, wi-fi and toilet facilities, this venue is an appropriate space for church congregations, conferences and worship events.

Residential centre

We have several residential areas which you can hire during our Easter and Summer breaks. Our main residential building sleeps around 70 people in 33 twin-bedded rooms and 3 single rooms. Our Cedars building is a smaller space, sleeping around 30 people, and comprises of 14 twin-bedded rooms and 2 single rooms.

Meeting rooms

Our meeting, seminar and lecture rooms are suitable for one-to-ones, teaching and workshop sessions. Our smaller meeting rooms accommodate between 2–4 people; seminar rooms seat 6–25 people; and lecture rooms seat from 30–60 people. We also have a conference room, fitted with conference tables and chairs for around 20 people; suitable for board/committee meetings and leadership retreats.

Friends of Moorlands gathering together


We also offer areas within our extensive grounds where you can bring your own tents to camp in our rural setting. You can book camping spaces as part of a group using the residential centre, or as individuals, and we have space for up to 20 pitches.

Friends of Moorlands gathering together

The Hub

Ranging from a sandwich lunch to a hot meal, our kitchen team serves daily meals in the Hub. We also offer a barbecue service in the warm, summer months. Most dietary requirements can be catered for upon request. The Hub seats around 100 people, with extra seating outside.

Sports hall

Our sports hall is also available for hire. We have badminton, table tennis and five-a-side football equipment with showers and changing room facilities. A perfect space for group games and tournaments.

Friends of Moorlands gathering together

Prayer space

Our outdoor prayer space is a tranquil spot for time with God. This is a perfect area for a break-out group or individual prayer time.

Cross outside our Wessex Auditorium

This is a real focal point of our Christchurch Campus. The cross lights up at night-time, providing a beautiful backdrop at dusk and acts as a beautiful reminder of God’s provision.