Building Rental


 The St. John’s historic Church and Thaxter Hall have always been available for concerts, recitals, parties, weddings, funerals, meetings, and more. We now offer several smaller-sized rooms to our list of available spaces.

 We would love to see each space in use as much as possible by St. John’s parishioners and the community at large. Check out what we have the possibilities are endless.

  • Onsite parking
  • Handicap accessibility
  • No alcohol or smoking allowed on premise

For any questions and inquiries, please connect with Ramona Ramsdell at or 207-451-0354.


The Church

The historic church in a beautiful downtown Portsmouth provides a wonderful atmosphere for weddings, vow renewals and concerts.


  1. Capacity for 450
  2. Grand piano


Thaxter Hall

Thaxter Hall offers a large open room with a wooden floor and oversized windows.  Great space for dance and music recitals, talent shows, family reunions or large party.


  1. Capacity for 250
  2. Stage
  3. Full, attached kitchen
  4. Sound system
  5. Rectangular tables and chairs


Philbrick Room

19 x 31

The Philbrick Room is newly renovated with the charm of home.  Including a fireplace, French doors, kitchenette and a piano, this is great for baby or wedding showers, small birthday party, book group or meeting room.


  1. Large round table opens up to 10 feet
  2. Microwave
  3. Small refrigerator
  4. Couch and upholstery chairs
  5. Card tables and chairs


Choir room 30x 21

Large carpeted space.  Also good for wedding and baby showers, family celebrations. Office meetings or office parties.


  1. Piano
  2. Rectangular tables and chairs


Office/Classroom Spaces

We have 6 office/classroom spaces.  If you or your company is looking for a book club space, temporary office space, craft teaching space, meeting space, tutoring space, or you need a one-on-one space these offices could suit your needs.

  1. Office 1- 15x13 - carpeted and connects to office 2 if youneed adjoining spaces.
  2. Office 2- 10x8 - carpeted
  3. Office 3 -15x10 - carpeted connects to offices 4and 5 if you need 3 adjoining spaces.
  4. Office 4- 15x10 - linoleum floor, chalk board
  5. Office 5- 15x 12 - linoleum floor
  6. Office 6- 15x15 - linoleum floor
  7. All the offices have WIFI , windows and table and chairs