Welcome to SML Church Centre!

The original part of the Centre in Kingston Road was built in 1909 and was extended in 1974, remaining in constant use until major refurbishment began in 2013.  We kept the original hall, demolished the 1970’s extension and built a new 2 storey wing on that footprint. 

This has given us a fresh, modern building which we can offer to local charities, businesses and individuals to hire at very competitive rates. Opened in September 2014, the Centre has 6 impressive rooms for hire which are ideal for meetings, conferences and training, including:

  • Large ground floor hall
  • Fully equipped catering kitchen
  • 6 modern multi-purpose rooms
  • Lift to all floors
  • Small interview/meeting room
  • On site Parking for over 20 cars
  • Full disabled facilities including 4 designated parking spaces and wheelchair accessible toilets on all floors.

The Centre is situated within a short walk of Poole town centre and railway station.  Public transport and road links are excellent, with bus stops directly outside the building.

Summary of rooms available:

Main hall -  light and airy with high ceilings the Main Hall is perfect for meetings, conferences, events or exams with a capacity of up to 100 people.
MR2 - large 2nd floor room with all the equipment, meeting room technology and tools you’ll need for the perfect conference/meeting for up to 60 people.
MR1a & b - light and spacious first floor room can seat up to 80 people Lecture Style or 40 people Boardroom/Classroom Style.  Fitted with a divider this room is available to hire as one or two rooms.
MR1c - small interview room for up to 5 people, suitable for meetings and interviews.
Lounge - comfortable room with sofas and interactive smart TV for informal meetings.
Discounts are available for block bookings and special rates apply for Charity bookings. Refreshments and lunches can be provided- please ask for details.
This is just a small glimpse of what we can offer; we would love the opportunity to show you around the Centre and to discuss your individual requirements.

Contact us:

Office hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Phone: 01202 338733
Email:  claire.inkpen@smlpoole.org.uk


Contact the Centre co-ordinator,
Claire Inkpen for rates and booking information.

Where to find us - we are opposite Poole Hospital and St Mary's Longfleet Church.
The Centre entrance and car park are accessed via Kingston Road.
St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre
Kingston Road,
BH15 2LP