Central Church’s picturesque mission-style campus is a city block wide and known for its many worship and gathering places. The church campus is home to thousands of worship services, classes, meetings and events every year. With so much activity, available space can be limited but community groups are encouraged to inquire about the use of our facilities.
Building use donations are typically required to reserve our rooms, outside areas including parking lots; these costs are contingent upon several factors, including the number and size of the rooms requested, the amount of custodial coverage and assistance required to include the particular date and time frame of a proposed event. Custodial overtime reimbursement is required for reservations falling outside of staffed hours. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Kevin Gorman. Initial inquiries into space availability must include an event date, time frame, group size/expected attendance, a description of the event and the core content to be addressed. The button provided below links to our official reservation form, which must be submitted in full once it is determined that approved space is available. We welcome you to our urban abbey—a city landmark with a long and continuing heritage of committed service to the Phoenix community.
Please note that Central Church is a 100% non-smoking and alcohol-free campus, and ensures safe sanctuary for its student body population and youth.
Our magnificent Sanctuary is acoustically perfect for sacred choral art and classical music. With its many stained glass windows, vaulted ceiling, and open transepts, the Sanctuary is highly regarded for its warmth, presence, and reverberant qualities. For these reasons, this space is reserved for worship, weddings and funerals, and performances of sacred vocal/choral works and art music for acoustic instruments only. Home to two pipe organs and a 9-foot Baldwin grand piano, the Sanctuary seats 520, with optional additional seating in the transepts to reach a capacity of 580. We invite you to visit this wonderful space every Sunday at 11:00 am for our Liturgy, enhanced with music by the Sanctuary Choir of Central Church.
This beautiful octagonal fellowship hall is home to Central Church’s 9:00 am service, and features a stage for theatrical productions, plus two large meeting rooms directly adjacent to the hall (see the East Dining Room and the Fireside Lounge for descriptions below). Kendall Hall has a theater-style seating capacity of 400. The hall can also seat 350 at tables for dining, but because of the adjacent commercial kitchen, food service for visiting community groups requesting Kendall Hall is subject to certain restrictions. This multipurpose space is equipped with a dedicated PA system fitted with up to three wired microphones.
Central Church’s 8:00 am Sunday service is held in this beautiful chapel, illuminated with stained glass windows and featuring a stunning, cross-shaped trompe l’oeil reredos composed of hundreds of stained glass shards gilded with gold. The chapel is also home to an impressive 1993 Dobson pipe organ, and can seat 90 people comfortably, with a small amount of additional seating in the rear loft.
Womack Recital Hall
With its excellent reverberant acoustics, our choir room/recital hall is particularly suited to soloists. The hall seats a maximum audience of 125, and features a small, elevated stage furnished with a harpsichord and grand piano. The curtains at the rear of the hall can be drawn back to enhance reverberation when accommodating large audiences.
Our parlor is a hacienda-style great room furnished with couches and a large expandable dining table with buffet. The room seats 25 and features couches, armchairs, coffee table, and end tables. This inviting space can be adapted to accommodate a reception for up to 70 people.
East Dining Room and Fireside Lounge
The East Dining Room has a theater-style seating capacity of 100, and can seat 70 at tables for dining, while the Fireside Lounge seats 80 theater style and 45 at tables. The Fireside Lounge is also home to Central Church’s archival displays. As mentioned above in association with Kendall Hall, food service for visiting community groups in these two rooms is subject to certain restrictions.
Most of Central Church's education wing is used by both the Arizona Academy of Science charter school and Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children; however, a few classrooms are available at times to rent for small meetings and/or groups (20-30 people) on a limited basis for singular (not regularly recurring) events.