Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Christ Church, Listowel

Christ Church, Listowel, Ontario295 Main Street West, Listowel, Ontario

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.