Space Use

Many Boston arts and cultural organizations hold services, programs, performances and rehearsals at 15 Newbury.  Please fill out this application form or contact contact our Administrative Assistant for more information about the availability of the following spaces.


SanctuaryOur spacious main sanctuary is the setting for weekly services during the cantata season and for Emmanuel Music’s larger concerts. It has wonderful acoustics for choral, instrumental, and solo concerts, with seating for 600 people.

Lindsey Chapel

Photo of Lindsey Chapel

This long, narrow sanctuary with a Gothic ceiling is the perfect setting for special events:

  • weddings
  • commitment ceremonies
  • concerts
  • discussions
  • dinner parties

Parish Hall

Parish Hall

Constructed in 1906, it remains a meeting place for the people of Boston. This handsome room with wood paneling and a parquet floor has a stage and is adjacent to a kitchen. Events hosted in the Parish Hall include:

  • dinners and luncheons
  • receptions
  • chamber music performances
  • panel discussions
  • meetings of community groups

Music Room

Music Rooom

Located on the second floor, it provides a light-filled space for rehearsals of choral and instrumental groups. This room at the head of a broad staircase is also served by a small elevator. It is an attractive venue for events such as:

  • art exhibits
  • concerts
  • dinner parties


Photo of library
The library on the Mezzanine serves as a quiet reading room and meeting place for small groups. The room accommodates 10–18 participants.

Basement Meeting Room



This large room connects to the front room and the main corridor (outside the door shown).


Emmanuel RoomEmmanuel room

Adjacent to the kitchen and Parish Hall, this room has 2 large tables, dining chairs to seat more than a dozen, and 2 settes.