It’s amazing the difference one year can make.
In winter 2017 we voted to purchase a 125-year-old church building in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Ontario. It was in really rough shape. We began fundraising with the hope that, once restored, it could continue to be a place of worship for another hundred years.
What’s happened so far? Watch the video above to see.
We’re now in phase 2 of the fundraising project, hoping to weather proof the building by fixing the doors, windows, and the last set of stained glass. The total cost for these three areas is around $100,000.
Thanks to all your support we have completed the first part of our fundraising (doors) and are now on to windows.
As you can see from the pictures below, they are rough. Decades of neglect has lead to leaks, drafts, and a general grossness. Aside from being functional, new windows will also be a huge visual shift for the neighbourhood, and a sign that there is revitalization happening in this place, both physical and spiritual.
Windows Fundraised Amount: $4,000/30,000
Please note that Canada Helps does take a small percentage of the donation, so if it's a larger, consider giving via cheque or money transfer (money transfers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you would like to give monthly towards the building project, email email@example.com and our finance team will help you set it up.
Cheques can be made out to "Eucharist Church of Hamilton" with the memo: Building. They can be dropped off on Sunday, or mailed to:
130 Victoria Ave N
Hamilton Ontario, Canada
Phase 2 Updates:
Part 1/3 complete!
Thank you to everyone who gave in December of 2018.
With your support we enough to replace the doors on the front and side of the building. Repairs will begin soon and it will stop the wind drafts and keep all the mice out. Thank you so much!
On to the windows.
Our Fundraising Committee adds:
Thanks to the hard work of many within our community and the generosity of many of YOU, our year-end fundraising campaign raised more than $40,000 toward those projects! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We'll be getting started on those new doors and windows very soon, so why not make plan to come visit? We'd love to see you!