The Sanctuary

Our Sanctuary, which is on the National Registry, can hold up to 450. The Parish Hall is located adjacent to the Sanctuary. Our Sanctuary is ADA accessible via the elevator located in the Parish Hall. Our Sunday services are at 10:30am. Outside of that time, our Sanctuary is generally available with prior arrangement. 

Available on request

  • Podium and mic
  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector and screen

Our Sanctuary is on the National Historic Registry

“The English Country Gothic Revival exterior is complimented by an extraordinary interior that features both Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau influences. Noted Buffalo Historian Austin Fox referred to the interior as “one of the most intriguing Arts and Crafts interiors in the city.” The congregation played a significant role as a leader in the civil rights movement, women’s rights movement and the effort to improve the working conditions for American workers. It has also been active in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered [sic] rights activities. Historically the congregation played a significant role in the education and welfare of immigrants to the community, starting with Neighborhood House serving German immigrant children in the 19th century. This program is currently part of the neighborhood services offered to the community by the City of Buffalo.”

Our sanctuary and building were completed in 1906. The land was donated by John A. Albright. In 1908, Col. Charles Clifton paid the remaining twenty-five thousand dollars of the mortgage on the church building on the condition that the pews would be forever free (in the 19th Century we paid our bills through “pew rentals.” Today we receive free-will contributions, usually pledged in advance by members and supporters of our church).

About the Parish Hall

  • Our Parish Hall has a legal capacity of 260 people for your event
  • Kitchen is located adjacent to the Parish Hall
  • Space is ADA accessible
  • Parish Hall is generally available for rent 9-5, 7 days a week; space is also available outside of those hours with prior arrangement. Please contact the office for available times.

Available on request

  • Tables and chairs
  • Podium and mic
  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector and screen

Alliance Room

The Alliance Room can hold up to 82. Our Alliance Room is ideal for mid-sized groups. Please note that this space has musical equipment available for use for rehearsals.

Marjorie Gardner Room

The Marjorie Gardner Room can hold up to approximately 20. It is ideal for small groups wishing to have an intimate experience. Please note that this is a shared space containing other groups’ materials.

Second Floor Classrooms

Potter Room

Approximate Capacity 10-15

Harper Room

Approximate Capacity 10-15 and is nut-free

Fahs Room

Approximate Capacity 15-20 also has a mini-fridge

Emerson Room

Approximate Capacity 10 and is nut-free

Basement Classrooms

McCann Library

Approximate Capacity 8-10

Blackwell Room

Approximate Capacity 15-20

Priestly Room

Approximate Capacity 25-30

Basement Level

Ground Level

Upstairs Level