Monday, September 07, 2015

St. Paul's Anglican Church Community Centre



Work is progressing on the first phase of construction at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 100 Chapel Street. They have removed the Church hall portion of the building in preparation for the new addition. Forming is now under way in preparation for the pouring of concrete. The sidewalk in front of the construction zone is closed as are the parking spaces in front of the work.

St. Paul's Anglican Church celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2011. The building currently on this site is the third building that has served downtown Nanaimo since the first one was built in 1861. The congregation outgrew their first building which was torn down in 1906 when the second building was constructed. In 1930 that building was destroyed in a fire that destroyed nearly six blocks of downtown Nanaimo. In 1931 the foundation stone was laid for the building which continues to serve on this site.

In May 2009 the parishes of St. James and St. Paul amalgamated into one new and continuing parish in the name of St. Paul.

"In the spring of 2014, St. Paul`s began an ambitious capital campaign to raise funds to build a new Centre for Ministry and Community Service to replace our old church hall. The parish raised over $2.6 million in cash and pledges (that are made over a three year period). Our Centre for Ministry and Community Service will be a centre for the use of the community of Nanaimo. We look forward to working with groups and mission partners that will use our space in ways that fit with our Ministry Plan."

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1 comment:

  1. I believe city taxpayers gave 2 facade improvement grants to help restore this building - one grant for each side of the building facing a street.

    Thank you Nanaimo taxpayers!

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