Assumption Church is quite the gem. Located in my city, it is the oldest church in Canada west of Montreal. At the moment, the church is at threat of being closed down because it is in need of roughly nine million dollars in structural repairs, which for the most part means actually the brick work around the entire building, and a few old wooden beams that are deteriorating from water damage. The Diosece of London, whom we fall under, would rather see the building fall than hand over the money, it seems, as they refuse to lend us the cash and have made decisions in regards to the estimates on the building and the chosen contractors that seem like some sort of sabotage in the attempt to keep it open. This year will most likely be a very important year in regards to the future of this three hungdred odd some year old parish.

This photo is of the sanctuary on the night of th Easter Vigil this year.


  • AuntieJ
    AuntieJover 6 years ago

    How very sad if you loose this building. I think western sopciety is too quick to tear down. We’ve lost some lovely architecture to build modern monstrosities. (pardon my spelling) Madison lost it’s historic church/cathedral a couple of years ago to a fire. Now the big debate surrounds rebuilding.

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