Christenings
The John Godber Centre is the perfect place to celebrate your children's christening with friends and family, following the church service. We have the facilities to cater for your guests and make your christening reception a celebration to remember.

The Byron Suite

The Byron Suite is the perfect setting for your child’s Christening, with use of the downstairs bar for drinks and access to the garden area for photos.

Bronze Christening Package £50.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
Silver Christening Package £110.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
Gold Christening package £180.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
  • Room decorated with balloons, banners and table confetti with boy or girl christening themed decorations

The Main Hall

For larger Christenings, the Main Hall is available (80 + guests), with an adjoining bar area and direct access from the car park and St Mary Magdalene’s Churchyard.

Bronze Christening package £90.00
  • Main Hall room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
Silver Christening package £150.00
  • Main Hall room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player


Gold Christening package £270.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
  • Room decorated with balloons, banners and table confetti with boy or girl christening themed decorations
In addition to our Christening Room Hire Packages, why not add one of the following catering and drinks packages?

Afternoon Tea Crystal Package £7.50 per person
  • Unlimited self serve tea and coffee during the afternoon
  • Buffet including:
  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Savoury eggs
  • Homemade quiches
  • Cheese and onion rolls
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Variety of crisps
  • Selection of mini cakes and biscuits
Afternoon Tea Diamond Packages £10.50 per person
  • Glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during the afternoon
  • Buffet including:
  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Savoury eggs
  • Homemade quiches
  • Cheese and onion rolls
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Variety of crisps
  • Selection of mini cakes and biscuits
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Buffets served with white crockery and coloured napkins.
Special menus can be created to suit your tastes and all dietary requirements can be catered for.
Please ask for details.

Please call us on 0115 963 9633 or email the John Godber Centre for more information or to arrange the viewing of our rooms.

The John Godber Funeral Reception Packages Brochure Download the John Godber Centre Christening Packages brochure.

Testimonials from our users, past and present:

  • “Just to say thank you for the lovely buffet, which you did for my mum's funeral. Everyone enjoyed the food very much, and for your kindness shown to us.”K&P Lockwood
  • “I wanted to thank you personally for all the help and kindness you showed us in arranging Christine’s funeral reception on Tuesday. Not only did you and your colleagues provide a lovely buffet, you took such care in arranging the rooms just as we wanted, arranging the photos and flowers as well to make a very attractive setting for this special occasion. A very sincere thank you to you and all the team. Your extra touches – providing coffee and biscuits – and even an umbrella! – made us feel very welcome whenever we came into the Godber Centre and we are so glad we chose you for the reception. We could not have had such personal service anywhere else. I wish you every success for the future.”Dorothy
  • “We would like to say thank you for the professional and thoughtful way you and your team organised mums funeral reception. Mum would really have en joyed it!!”Mike, Julie and I