St Mark’s

By: Lesley

Oct 07 2011

Category: Orangeville, sacred


Focal Length:4.4mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

The present brick building, erected in 1868, has undergone significant changes. (I thought I had found a newer built church until I researched it!) A tall spire standing on top of the present tower was blown down in the Great Storm of 1887 and never rebuilt. Later additions to the building included a parlour and kitchen, and a two-story Education Wing in the 1950s. The sanctuary and chancel as well as the Parish Hall were completely renovated in the 1980s. The exterior of the building underwent major restorations in 1968 and again over a five-year period ending in 1994. This latter restoration cost $500,000…. the entire amount being raised by the congregation without incurring any debt.

Participating in SkyWatch Friday

11 comments on “St Mark’s”

  1. I love churches with character and this one has character. Well done.

  2. Great church. Great sky.

  3. I thought it’s a new church too. They restore the church so nicely and with God’s providence restored it with out debt ^_^

    Sunset Galore

  4. What a lovely church! And what perfect skies for a backdrop! Terrific capture for the day, Lesley! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!


  5. Nice capture great sky….

  6. Love those fluffy clouds!

  7. lovely shot
    happy SWF

  8. i love how the clouds are scattered..:)

    My SkyWatch Friday

  9. Nice photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  10. Interior shots for a future post?
    («Louis» is fascinated by church architecture.)

  11. Great archtecuture.I like it.

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