Currently, our Parish is without a physical home. The parishioners at a Special General Meeting on January 15 2006 gave a mandate to the Parish Council to implement a process to relocate our parish into new facilities.
We vacated our former facilities on Dutch Village Road in Halifax on March 25 2007 to take up residence in temporary locations until the completion of our own new parish complex. Our regular Sunday 10:00am worship services are being held in the J. A. Snow Memorial Chapel, 339 Lacewood Drive in Clayton Park West, and our administration office is operating out of our Columbarium in our Cemetery at 6 Bedford Highway in Fairview Cove.
Task Groups of the Parish Council are proceeding with steps to relocate our parish into its new home within a new parish complex now being constructed on four acres of land at 787 Kearney Lake Road in the West Bedford development area. The construction, being performed by Jetco Construction Inc, has begun under the direction of architect Foster MacKenzie of Harvey and MacKenzie Ltd., with an anticipated completion by December 2013. Funding for the construction of our new parish complex is being derived from proceeds from the sale of our previous facilities, donations from parishioners and friends, and financing generously provided by our Diocesan Church Extension Fund and the Anglican Foundation of Canada.
Our vision is that this modern building with all of its amenities will be more than a place for our parishioners to worship and gather — we want it to be seen and used as a community centre, open for community groups, meetings, and events. We also see our space being offered for performing and static art displays and events. As we become known in the community, the community’s needs will become known to us and we will respond as the welcoming and loving Christians that we are called by God to be. You are welcome to make use of our parish centre as well.
Below, you may peruse our architect's concept sketches of the proposed new facilities and photographs taken during the construction phase. If you wish further information or wish to donate to the building fund, do not hesitate to contact our parish office.
Please click on the following images for a larger view.
Life-long parishioners, Jack Ibsen and Dot Arkelian, ceremonially turn the first sod to signal the beginning of the construction phase for our new church complex.