Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Church of the Transfiguration, London, Ontario

Church of the Transfiguration, London, OntarioThe Church of the Transfiguration is located in northwest London Ontario, close to the University of Western Ontario. It began as a mission of St. George's Anglican Church, Wharncliffe Rd in 1958 meeting in the Orchard Park School. The first full time incumbent was appointed in 1960. Construction of the building began in the fall of 1961 and the congregation moved in March 1962.

An anonymous donation made it possible to build a church. Designed by Philip Carter Johnson, it has the parish hall in the basement and a church on the upper level.

Mosaic by A. A. FatourosDoors (left) were created by A. A. Fatouros representing the transfiguration. From top clockwise, Jesus Christ - the fish with a cross; St. John - the winged serpent rising out of the challis; Moses and Elijah - the tablets showing the ten commandments; St. Peter - the three golden keys and St. James - the three clam shells and the raised sword. The weather damaged the doors and they now hang in the church office.

In April 2007, Rev. Canon Beverley Wheeler was appointed part time Priest in Charge