Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo

Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario33 Allen Street East, Waterloo, Ontario

The Church of the Holy Saviour will be open to the public Saturday, Sep 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Doors Open Ontario program.   The church is noteworthy for an abundance of unusually rich, carved-oak woodwork, including panelling, choir stalls and pews, a chancel screen, a pulpit and lectern, and a reredos carving of the Last Supper, all by Globe Furniture of Waterloo.

The parish began as a mission of St John's, Kitchener with the first service held in Presbyterian Church of Waterloo in 1895. The following year the services were held in a hall in the Snyder Building. Holy Saviour Church was built in 1898, the parish hall was built in 1912 and the tower completed in 1936.

Rector is the Ven. Peter Townshend, Archdeacon of Waterloo.   Clergy Associates are the Rev. Harry Janke, the Ven. Cy Ladds, the Ven. Dr. Neil Carver.   There are 3 Sunday services and a service on Wednesdays.