The Church

Chalmers is a beautiful, historic building both inside and out, with many various-sized rooms to accommodate events of different sizes and needs. The church is located in the triangle of Barrie, Clergy and Earl Streets in the heart of downtown, next to Queen’s University.

There are several rental spaces available within the Church.

  • There are three pianos on the premises.
  • Wifi is onsite
  • The first floor is entirely wheelchair accessible.

For inquiries regarding the use of the Sanctuary, MacCallum Hall or other various spaces, please email or call the Office Administrator at 613-546-3263 ext. 222

Chalmers Sanctuary

There is seating for about 300, along with accessible seating, plus additional seating for 150 in the balcony.  Accommodates weddings, funerals, student recitals, full concerts, speaking engagements and films.
A Sound System can be made available with Sound Technician onsite for speaking engagements and choirs.

Kawai Grand Piano
Artisan Classic Organ

Sanctuary 2

The Chalmers Organ

Chalmers’ current organ was built in 1961 by world-renowned maker Casavant Frères. Some of the pipework suffered damage in a fire in 1995, and was rebuilt by F. W. Knapton & Son and Artisan-Classic Organs as a hybrid comprising both acoustic pipes and digitally sampled sounds. In addition, it was fitted with the capability to act as a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controller. In 2014 the digital sound palette was hugely augmented with a broad spectrum of virtual instruments (pitched and un-pitched orchestral and world instruments, as well as natural and synthesized sounds and effects). These are stored on a laptop computer and are assignable to each of the the three manuals and pedalboard, individually or in layers, with or without the acoustic pipe sonorities.


MacCallum Hall

MacCallum Hall a beautiful room, great for functions, meetings, tutorials, AGM's, choirs, music ensembles (risers available), lessons etc. The room is baffled to minimize echo, mics are available with a sound tech when required, and Wifi is onsite. The room also contains a grand piano.

There is a full commercially-graded kitchen (meeting KFLA standards) that can be made available to enhance your event or it can be rented separately.


MacCallum Hall - Kitchen

There is a full commercially-graded kitchen (meeting KFLA standards) that can be rented to meet your culinary needs.


Second Floor Rooms

  • Rooms on the second floor are not wheelchair accessible.
  • 2nd Floor Washroom is scaled to accommodate small children as well as adults.

Round Room

The Round Room is a fabulous, intimate room lending itself well for small group functions such as: meditation, yoga, story telling, lessons, mediation etc.


Two Rooms (North & South)

Perfect for training sessions, crafts, lessons, meetings or green rooms.

Small scale table and chairs for children activities in the North Room with adult/teen table and chairs in the South Room.


Music Room/Nursery

This dual purpose room is an ideal space to practise your musical instrument in, or to teach music lessons or other private lessons/tutorials. This room contains an upright piano.

A small cubby space is set up for nursery care.


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