Spirited Jazz in the Sanctuary

Formerly known as “Spirited Jazz Vespers” the services are normally once monthly, Sunday evening 7:30 pm, September to June offering, featuring top jazz groups from Greater Victoria and further afield. The Reverend Shana guides us through the music with a splash of spirituality. Each “Spirited Jazz in the Sanctuary” service is nurtured and sustained by donations at the door with much appreciation for your support of live jazz…

Our  futuristic story of renovation involves the development of a state of the art audio video Sanctuary enhanced for music, the spoken word and an example of arts and aesthetics at work to ensure a beautiful modern environment for all our activities live and virtual.
No Tickets, attendance to Spirited Jazz services are by Donation. Entry is through the east or main entrance to the Sanctuary, leaving the north “stage door” free  for musicians, their equipment and related technical set up of Sanctuary. These services are IN PERSON only. No Zoom
Visit our Archives page


Maria Manna – October 16, 2022

Governor General Award winner, Woman of Style Award, Alberta Music Archives Inductee, a big lush, sensuous voice, impeccable diction and confident, theatrical stage presence – Maria’s got it all with local, national and international credits. 

Maria has has been a regular feature on local stages from Hermann’s Jazz Club to Bouchard Gardens, performed as  Ambassador for the City of Edmonton Klondike Kate for 2 years, entertained the Canadian Military in Aviano, Italy and the Canadian Military in Bosnia on a ten-day tour, opened for The Beach Boys, performed with Paul Horn, Tommy Banks, David Foster and more.

Join us for Spirited Jazz on October 16th at 7:30 with Maria on Vocals, Piano Tom Vickery, Rob Johnson on Bass and Dave Emery Drums. For a sample of her musical style visit her website. https://www.mariamannamusic.com/

Jon Miller Trio for Sunday, November 20th at 7:30 pm

Well established Victoria drummer Jon Miller, no stranger to Spirited Jazz, innovated this trio from a former quartet, downsized during the pandemic to a duo, and now emerging as a full-fledged dynamic trio. A trio that features Hammond B3 organ stylings, complete with drums and electric guitar, with a popularity that swung through the 60s and still sounds fresh, new and exciting today. Join us for a swinging evening of top notch jazz.  The trio features Tony Genge on Organ, the newest member filling out the trio on Guitar is Andrew Janusson and on  Drums is Jon Miller.

The trio has not yet recorded, however here are 2 unreleased recordings of the duo for your sampling…




Contact & Location Information

Spirited Jazz Email Contacts

Rev. Shana, Spirited Jazz Minister

Gary Theal, Music Coordinator

Mike Graham, Advertising and Promotions



To reach our church from  Victoria, Esquimalt or the Western Communities:

Heading north on the Pat Bay Highway take the Royal Oak Drive exit, turn left onto Royal Oak Drive at the signal and continue one kilometre to the third signal. Turn right onto West Saanich Road and drive for 5.5 km (3.4 miles). Our church is on your right, opposite the Red Barn Market. Onsite parking available. (The main church entrance is on the east side of the church.) Welcome.

To reach our church from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, North Saanich or Sidney:

Heading south on the Pat Bay Highway (towards Victoria). The first traffic light south of Sidney is at McTavish Road. Turn right and drive along McTavish for 3.4 km (2.1 miles) to a tee intersection at West Saanich Road. Turn left onto West Saanich Road, then drive a total of 11.9 kilometres (7.5 miles), passing through the village of Brentwood Bay. Our church is on your left, opposite the Red Barn Market. Onsite parking available. (The main church entrance is located on the east side of the church.) Welcome.


Sunday Services

Join us online at 10:30 a.m. for the Sunday worship service. Send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code. You can connect by phone or online.