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About the Loyola Chapel

The Chapel is a consecrated and a sacred space at Loyola campus to host as well as celebrate special events for students, staff, faculty and the external community. 

The Loyola Chapel seeks to provide an inclusive and vibrant community space that facilitates spiritual growth, diversity, and social engagement. The chapel is a consecrated Roman Catholic space open to people of all faiths and interests concerned with explorations of self and connectedness.

The chapel serves communities within the university and west end of Montreal as a unique space that supports initiatives aligned with values of well-being, spirituality, identity, kinship and social justice.

Chapel History

Following the opening of the Loyola Campus by the Jesuits in 1916, the Loyola Chapel was built in 1933, during the Great Depression. It was designed by architect Henri Labelle in an English Gothic Scholastic style and built by Anglin Norcross Construction, Ontario.

The chapel is named in memory of Charles Francis Smith and Margaret McNally, parents of Francis C. Smith, S.J. (Society of Jesus). When Father Smith, a Loyola graduate, took his final vows of poverty within the Jesuit Order, a portion of his family inheritance was put toward the construction of the chapel and the F.C. Smith Auditorium, providing a parish church for the wider community and a venue for theatre, music and cinema on campus until the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall was built in 1990.

Since the merger of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College in 1974 to create Concordia, the chapel has been an ecumenical place of worship in which many different religious services and events have taken place. In 2009 a revitalization process was put in place to further explore the breadth of groups and activities the Chapel can support as a sacred space.

An extensive history of the Loyola Chapel can be found at Concordia's Archives & Records Management.

Booking the Chapel

Please feel free to propose an event or happening in the space. Some past and present events uses include:

  • Self-Reflection
  • Wellness Activities
  • Community
  • Events
  • Religious Services
  • Art Events
  • Weddings


How to book:

  1. Read Information on Booking the Loyola Chapel
  2. Verify availability of your preferred dates and times by e-mailing us at or by calling us at 514-848-2424, ext. 3588. We can quickly let you know if the space is available.
  3. Internal Users read the Booking Request Terms and Conditions from Concordia.
  4. Fill out the Booking form with your particular needs and return it to us.
  5. Call for an estimation of booking costs.
  6. For Weddings, in addition please complete our Wedding Registration.

We look forward to hosting your event!

The Loyola Chapel

The Loyola Chapel is run by the Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre.

Contact us

Loyola Chapel
Deborah Simon
Loyola Chapel Coordinator
(514) 848-2424, ext. 3588


Loyola Campus
FC-110 (see map)
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6

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