St Marks Anglican Church - Parish Hall

Parish Hall

St Marks Anglican Church - Parish Hall Lunch

On Sunday August 4th, 2013, we joyously held our first event in our new Parish Hall – a special luncheon to honour the life of the late Ben Lloyd, in whose memory a generous gift from his wife Jane Pinchin, had made possible the construction of the new hall. This day had been a long time coming; construction always seemed to take longer than originally thought, and this had been compounded by the discovery of previously buried remains during excavation. But now the long wait was over – and these pictures of the new hall show the result!

 

The main auditorium, looking towards the kitchen, St Marks Anglican Church

The main auditorium, looking towards the kitchen.

 

New patio - St Marks Anglican Church

The new patio brings a breath of fresh air to events.

 

New kitchen - St Marks Anglican Church

Plenty of room for food storage in the gleaming new kitchen.

 

Roll-out storage for dishes - St Marks Anglican Church

Convenient roll-out storage for dishes.

 

Elevator handicapped accessibility - St Marks Anglican Church

The special elevator gives complete handicapped accessibility to the upper floor.

 

Carpeted mezzanine - St Marks Anglican Church

The carpeted mezzanine provides ample space for medium-size events.

 

Refreshment station/sink - St Marks Anglican Church

A handy refreshment station/sink for each of the upper meeting rooms.

 

The Elias Smith Room - St Marks Anglican Church

A small library provides a quiet space.

 

To book the Parish Hall, please contact the church office between
9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Friday.

 

How the New Hall was Funded

A major lead gift from a parish couple was matched by generous funding from the Diocese of Toronto’s Ministry Allocation Fund and a Baker Foundation grant for the Sunday School. An Ontario Trillium grant was received to help create barrier-free access, and donations/ pledges were received from the congregation in a highly successful Capital Campaign.

 

Ontario Trillium Foundation