Conveniently situated near downtown Victoria by Fisherman’s Wharf in James Bay, the Church of Truth has been one of Victoria’s most popular rental venues since it opened. Events held at the church include: workshops, seminars, meetings, concerts, weddings, dances, memorials, and MAID ceremonies.
The main hall features beautifully crafted hardwood floors, a grand piano, an audio-visual system, vaulted ceilings and a delightful ambiance. Additional smaller rooms provide extra meeting spaces as required, three bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen provide a wide range of options for facility rentals.
If you are interested in renting, please call 250-896-5933 Monday to Friday (except holidays) noon – 5 pm (unless there is an emergency), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Church of Truth Rental Rate Sheet (click to expand)
When booking your hours, be sure to ask for the hours you need the space, including setup and cleanup, not just the hours of your event.
Due to noise bylaws, events must end by 10 pm.
Sanctuary $38 per hour
Please note the minimum charges:
3 hours Sunday to Thursday evenings, $114
4 hours Friday and Saturday, $152
Kitchen $38 (per function)
Library $38 (per morning/afternoon use – up to 4 hours)
Yellow room $38 (per morning/afternoon use – up to 4 hours)
Quiet room $38 (per morning/afternoon – up to 4 hours)
Piano $38 (special permission required)
Audio Visual Equipment
Sound system $38 – conditions apply
60″ TV $58 – conditions apply
Front Entrance Foyer Area
As you enter the Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living, you will be greeted by a lovely spray painting created by members Brian Martin and Lorna Rennie. If you look closely, you will see two birds embedded within.
This beautiful and sacred sanctuary is a wonderful space for public events, especially musical performances or concerts thanks to its great acoustics. Workshops, seminars, meditation/yoga and private functions such as weddings, memorials/celebrations of life are popular uses for this space.
The seating capacity is 94 people. There are 80 grey armless stacking cushioned chairs + 14 green stacking cushioned chairs with arms that can be arranged in a variety of configurations depending on your requirements. There is also a variety of folding tables available for use in the library closet.
The sanctuary wood floor dimensions are approximately 28’ x 28’ with a riser to a front stage 9′ x 16′ and side stages on either side of 6′ x 16′.
If your function should require additional space, these extra rooms may be ideal for you. It is also possible to rent any of these rooms without the large sanctuary area depending upon what other activities are taking place in the building. Talk to our Rental Coordinator about how we can create a space that fits your needs.
The library is a small room (12′ x 20′) which can be used as a public social area. Tea and coffee plus food can be set up on top of the credenza.
A wheelled trolley is available for your use when serving tea or coffee. Cups are stored under the counter of the trolley. A dishwasher and sink in the kitchen make clean up easy.
This room (12′ x 18′) can easily be used as a breakout room. Tables and chairs can easily be set up in this room.
To the left as you enter the front door, before you enter the Sanctuary is a cozy room (approximately 12′ x 14′) which can be set up with 6 to 8 chairs in addition to a comfortable couch. This room can be used for small group meditations and informal group meetings/discussions.
Other Spaces to Make Your Function A Success
Our small kitchen includes a stove, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven, dishwasher, sink, cupboards and counters. If you rent the kitchen, this also includes use of one 55 cup coffee urn plus a smaller 30 cup hot water urn in addition to serving trays, an assortment of plates, bowls, cups and cutlery. There are also a couple of cutting boards located in bottom cupboard by the dishwasher plus knives and serving utensils located in one of the drawers by the stove.
There are three washrooms for public use (one is designated for wheelchair access) in the building. Two are located to the left and right as you enter the foyer area and the third one is located by the kitchen behind the sanctuary (this washroom also has a closet where you will find a broom, dust pan and other cleaning supplies).
To the left of the entrance foyer area by the wheelchair access washroom there is a closet for hanging up coats.
On the west side of the church on St. Lawrence Street are two bike racks for public use.
Audio Visual Equipment/Wireless Internet
The church is equipped with wireless internet (Telus login) as well as a 60-inch TV.
The TV has HDMI and VGA connections.
The audio visual equipment is available to renters under the following conditions:
- A rental fee of $56 (sound only $36).
- The person operating the equipment must have a training session.
- Church parking lot in front and behind church
- Superior Street: 2 hour parking Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm
- St. Lawrence Street: East side residential only, west side unlimited parking. In front of the church: 2 hour parking Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm
- Fisherman’s Wharf – paid parking