NEED excellent acoustics for a CONCERT,
a warm and inviting venue for a RECITAL,
or accessibility and parking for a MEETING or RECEPTION?
Welcome to our home
We are pleased to support our community by renting our space for meetings, events, concerts and recitals. We have three primary spaces that can be rented: our main sanctuary, our original chapel, and our parish hall. A private parking lot is located directly next to our building and additional parking is available on nearby side streets. All of our spaces are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter by a geo-thermal heating/air-conditioning system.
Because we care about the health and safety of everyone using our premises, all groups are required to complete a liability insurance application form that can be downloaded from this site. The rental rate is set by the Corporation (the team that is charged with management and oversight of the parish). In establishing the rate, the day is divided into 3 units of time; mornings, afternoons and evenings. The rate set is usually based on the use of one of these units of time. We have particular costs outlined for weddings - details are below. Download our insurance form.
Requests for the rental or use of the church facilities should be referred to the parish administrator, Jennifer Gibb. The church office (514-631-3601) is normally open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, 12 - 3pm and Wednesday 9:30am – 3:30pm, summer hours are reduced.
Concerts, Recitals and Rehearsals
The main sanctuary seats up to 250 guests. There is grand piano that is tuned once per year, typically in the spring. There is space for about 25 performers to sit or stand in the chancel area (in front of the altar). The banner picture at the top of the page features the Melodia choir which has blessed our sanctuary with many performances. Our pipe organ built and installed in 1959 by Casavant Frères has recently been upgraded (see the Music section for more information). The main sanctuary is fully-accessible with a ramp leading up to the front doors of the church from the parking lot. There is also a recently-renovated accessible bathroom – with support bars and room to maneuver a wheelchair or scooter - located at the rear of the sanctuary. Inquiries involving use of the organ should be directed to our Music Director, Bill Hutton. Please see below for photos of our main sanctuary.
Our beautiful chapel built in 1898 of local fieldstone. It seats about 60 guests and can accommodate small musical ensembles. It also favoured for small wedding ceremonies.
Our parish hall is connected to a fully-equipped kitchen. It is a room with dividers allowing the space to be one large space that can accommodate up to 150, or two medium-sized rooms and one small room. The floors in the parish hall and in the hallway leading to it were completely replaced this year with vinyl planks with a faux-wood design (see photos below). We have stackable chairs and square tables that can be configured in many different arrangements. The parish hall is rented to the CPE Dorval Daycare M – F between 8am – 6pm and is regularly rented to groups on Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings as well as on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Both our main sanctuary and our chapel may be used for weddings. Rental cost for weddings for those who are not members of the parish but who wish to be married by our parish priest, is typically $300 which covers use of the space for a rehearsal and the ceremony, all administrative fees including the completion and filing of the legal paperwork and creation of an Order of Service leaflet, and preparation of the space by our altar guild. There is an additional fee paid to our parish priest for officiating the ceremony and assisting the couple with preparation and planning. For more information about weddings, please see the section “Marriage and Blessing.”