The Sanctuary

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First Metropolitan United Church has a beautiful, newly renovated historical sanctuary, offering a cathedral atmosphere. Constructed in 1915 of red brick in the perpendicular Gothic style, it is registered as a heritage building. The interior is richly adorned with wooden carved pews, a central aisle, a hand-carved Chancel, and original artifacts, all done in soft tones of burgundy, sage and heather. With its soaring organ pipes and oak woodwork, the sanctuary lends an air of romance and solemnity to your special occasions. Expansive stained glass windows provide wonderful natural lighting. The front is spacious with an open wooden cross in modified Celtic style.

The Sanctuary Features:

  • Seating for up to 700
  • Excellent accoustics- ideal for concerts
  • Sound system
  • Organ available (is movable on platform)
  • 9′ concert grand piano on platform
  • We can provide pianists or soloists, or you provide your own musicians
  • Lighting system
  • FM hearing loops
  • Audio-visual system with four projectors, two plasma screens and two rear projection screens
  • Live streaming and video recording

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The Chapel

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A chapel seating approximately 60. Our chapel provides a warm, intimate and informal setting for meetings, discussion groups, small weddings and memorial services, and even showing movies. The 9:00 am communion service is also held here.

The chapel features:

  • Seating for up to 60
  • Sound system
  • Ability to bring in projectors and screens

The Fellowship Hall

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The Fellowship Hall is a grand multi-purpose space that can be used for dining events, sports, activities, plays, dances and wedding receptions. With a high ceiling and windows for cheerful daylight, the hall makes a perfect space for larger events.

The Fellowship Hall features:

  • Seating for up to 400 for meals
  • Seating for up to 600 for presentations and other events
  • Fully-equipped commercial kitchen
  • Gym floor and basketball hoops
  • Stage with PA system mounted as well as sound system available
  • Projection screen mounted on stage front
  • Piano available on stage, console piano for use on floor also available
  • Ability to bring in projectors and screens

Other Rooms

Individual meeting rooms seating from 15 to 60 people, some with attached preparation areas for coffee and tea, such as the Doreene McLeod Room. Catering options for these rooms and the Fellowship Hall include sandwiches, veggies, fruit, dessert squares, and beverages, or may be provided by yourself or external company.

Doreene Mcleod room