Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Christ Church, Listowel will be open Saturday, Sep 27, 10am - 4pm as part of the Doors Open Ontario program.
The church was built to replace a frame building erected in 1863 and destroyed by fire in 1896. The Gothic-style church features narrow, arched stained-glass windows, wall dormers and a heavy stone foundation. The rectory was built in 1921 and a church hall in 1930.
Christ Church is now part of the six-point Parish of the Resurrection with St. Alban's and St. David's, Atwood; St. George's, Harriston; St. Paul's, Palmerston; St. Stephen's, Gorrie; Trinity Church, Fordwich. Until recently Associate Priests were the Rev'ds Brad and Nancy Beale. Rev. Brad Beale became Incumbent of St. Thomas, Belleville on September 1 and Rev. Nancy Beale also intends moving to the Diocese of Ontario.