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Our Conference Centre

St Thomas Centre is a renovated Grade 2 listed Georgian church - the third oldest church in Manchester. It is located on what is affectionately dubbed ‘voluntary sector row’ in the Ardwick area of Manchester, due to the number of voluntary sector organisations based on the same street.

The church has been fully refurbished and has all the facilities you would expect from a high quality conference and meeting venue without losing the charm and beauty of its heritage.

The building is home to Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) who manage the ground floor conference centre as a subsidiary enterprise of the parent charity. GMCVO has over 40 years’ experience of working with the voluntary sector in the local area, and has established the Centre as a hub for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations.

St Thomas Centre is set within an attractive and peaceful area facing Ardwick Green Park, at the same time being within easy reach of Manchester city centre and Piccadilly station and major road networks. For visitors opting to come by car, we have access to a nearby car park offering competitively priced all-day parking (find out more in our visitor information guide).

Our Conferencing Team

We are dedicated to making your event a success. Our flexible, friendly and professional conferencing team have a wealth of experience in event management, and provide a personal and efficient service.  They understand what makes an event run smoothly and are on hand for you with ideas, practical assistance and a range of resources before, during and after your event.

Tanya Coutts

Conference Centre / Operations Manager

Tanya oversees the smooth running of the conference centre, and is responsible for developing the centre to meet customers' needs both today and in the future.

Lisa Brown

Deputy Centre Manager

Lisa is on hand to support clients, from dealing with initial enquiries, providing assistance and advice during preparations for an event, and finally making sure all delegates’ needs are met on the day.

Adam French


Adam provides administrative support to the team, helping them to deliver an exceptional service to customers

Rudra Sanyal


Rudra provides administrative support to the team, helping them to deliver an exceptional service to customers


St Thomas Centre,
Ardwick Green North,
M12 6FZ
0161 277 1010

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