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.
The new patio brings a breath of fresh air to events.
Plenty of room for food storage in the gleaming new kitchen.
Convenient roll-out storage for dishes.
The special elevator gives complete handicapped accessibility to the upper floor.
The carpeted mezzanine provides ample space for medium-size events.
A handy refreshment station/sink for each of the upper meeting rooms.
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.