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Stepping Stone is a community project based at Christ Church Moreton Hall in Bury St Edmunds and aims to offer low cost, easy access, desk space in an office environment to start up businesses at a reasonable cost without a long lease commitment. To keep your costs down we offer a (Pop-Up) desk in a shared office (We call Room B) on the first floor in our multi-use church in the centre of Moreton Hall close to the school and all local amenities as well as free parking. In the communal areas we have a kitchen, male, female and disabled toilets as well as a church office (Not Full time) that can offer copying and laminating facilities. If required we have another room on site for meetings available for hire by the hour, morning or day. We are a charity and do not pay business rates or charge VAT.

Room B

Christ Church Moreton Hall is an Anglican church but also a community hub. The building is in nearly constant use for a wide variety of organisations. The Stepping Stone office is a community project that aims to help local people grow their business as a link between dining table and full office. We are centrally placed with good parking and a wide variety of shops close by. In addition there are a coffee shop hairdressers and doctors next door. Whats more Sebert Wood primary school is just a short walk away – drop the children off and walk back to your office.

We want to make it easy for you because we know there are enough problems when you are getting started, so we offer Easy In - Easy Out terms with no long-term commitments. You will have a fixed affordable fee per month enabling you to manage your cash flow in a formal office working environment. Informal business meetings can take place at the coffee shop or pub across the road but we also have another room for meetings. To keep costs down the office space is shared but this creates a networking environment where the occasional problem can be shared and avoids you being a lone worker.

Desk Cost - £20 per week payable monthly


Included in your desk rent

  • Reception (office not fully manned)
  • Accommodation address
  • Building & office security
  • Mail Handling – we take in and distribute to you
  • Cleaning communal areas
  • First aid – we have a parish nurse on site (but she is busy)
  • Lighting and heating all areas
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Kitchen consumables – washing up liquid etc
  • Use of cups & water jugs
  • Free on-site communal parking
  • Use photocopier (Of office staff)
  • Management of the building
  • Use of Kitchen and male, female and disabled toilets
  • Free Wifi
  • Two drawer filing cabinet & seat
  • Waste paper basket

Other costs you should budget for

  • Cleaning – we make a small charge of £0.77p/week charged monthly
  • Set up cost £20
  • Lost keys £10 per key
  • Christ Church is a registered charity and we do not charge VAT
  • Telephone – there are no land lines in the Stepping Stone office. We assume you will use your mobile phone


If you are interested please get in touch using the details below. We'd be happy to arrange for you to visit us to have a look at what we offer.

The Stepping Stone Project

Room B, Christ Church Moreton Hall
Lawson Place, Symonds Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP32 7EW

Contact: Church Office, Tel: 01284 725391
Ask for Rev Jonathan Ford