Rental Information

The Church of the Ascension has rooms available for rent on an on-going or one-time basis. Below, you can find details about rooms, rates and other notes.

To book a room or for further information not included here, please contact the Ascension office at 519-451-7780 or office@ascensionlondon.com. The Ascension office is open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Notes About Rentals

  • Rates listed below with each room are for one-time events. On-going, regular rentals may receive a reduced rate.
  • Bookings by current members of the Church of the Ascension for personal/family events or by other Anglican churches are by donation.
  • Requests for waiver of fees for charities or important community events will be considered by Ascension’s Executive Team on a case-by-case basis.
  • For one-time events, renters will be required to have a church host on hand. Host rates are $10 an hour.
  • Rental of the whole facility is available at a rate to be negotiated.
  • All rentals allow for use of three washrooms: men’s, women’s, and a universal washroom, which includes a baby change table and features for people with disabilities.
  • Renters will be required to provide satisfactory proof of insurance or purchase insurance for their events from the Diocese of Huron, which can arranged through Ascension.
  • Audio-visual support is available at an additional cost. Click here for more information on services and rates.

Parish Hall

  • $50/hour
  • Capacity: 165 with tables, 225 with chairs only
  • Tables: 38 six-foot tables, 5 eight-foot tables, 20 round tables, 16 card tables
  • Chairs: 200 (25 additional mismatched chairs are also available.)
  • Built-in dividers can create four spaces for break-out groups
  • Dimmer lights for dances or videos
  • Large pull-down screen, 12 by 12 feet (3.6 x 3.6 metres)
  • Direct access to kitchen (separate rental)

Parish hall with some tables and chairs

Panoramic view of Parish Hall

Panoramic view of Parish Hall

Round tables, six-foot tables, and eight-foot tables

Round, six-foot, and eight-foot tables

An example of seating for 100 facing a head table for 5 (pull-down screen is shown retracted above head table)

An example of seating for 100 facing a head table for 5 (pull-down screen is shown retracted above head table)

An example of seating for 100 facing a head table

An example of seating for 100 facing a head table

Dividers can be opened for break-out rooms

Dividers can be opened for break-out rooms

Sanctuary

  • $50/hour
  • Seats up to 240
  • Seating “in the round”
  • Worship furniture, including the altar, and the front few rows of pews can be removed for functions such as concerts
Panoramic view of Sanctuary

Panoramic view

Sanctuary facing toward altarView of Sanctuary from the sideAnother view of the Sanctuary from the side

Kitchen

  • $100 per event
  • Kitchen users must have at least one person with a Food Handler Certificate or arrangements must be made with the church to have Ascension supply that person
  • 2 gas stoves with ovens
  • Convection oven
  • Industrial toaster
  • Food preparation surfaces
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dishwasher (and three sinks for manual dishwashing)
  • Large refrigerator
  • Separate upright freezer (Please note: Freezer is often full for our Food Security Program. Please discuss its use at the time of booking.)
  • Coffee maker (Van Houtte brand coffee must be used)
  • Tea and coffee servers 
  • Direct access to the Parish Hall

Kitchen

Small Rooms

  • $25-$35/hour

Family Room

  • Seats up to 10
  • Comfortable furniture
  • TV and DVD player
  • Flip chart stand
  • Small fridge
  • Sink
  • Tray tables

Family Room

Nursery/Meeting Room

  • 470 square feet/42 square metres
  • Bright room
  • Equipped with toys
  • Can be used for small group meetings of up to 10 people
  • Direct access to the Parish Hall 

Nursery that can also be used as a meeting room