Church Building and Facilities

PROPERTIES
The Parish has worked hard over the years to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the parish to worship. The main body of the church features vaulted wooden ceilings with an additional chapel on the north side and a smaller side addition on the south side.Due to its age the parish works hard to refurbish and maintain the building. In the recent past the renovations have included a new boiler for the church which has cut energy costs, new windows in the basement and a new front door to the main entrance. In the summer of 2016 a new peeked shingled roof and flat roof were replacement over the Family Giving Centre(formerly the Education Centre). Replacement of the door to the Family Giving Centre are soon to be updated also increasing energy efficiency and lower fuel costs. There are many more plans in the near future for updating our worship and gather spaces.


Both office facilities for the incumbent and parish administrator have been updated in the last three years.


In 2013 the former L C Irwin Education Centre was renamed St. Thomas' Family Giving Centre. This allowed the parish to take on the mission of expanding the community food cupboard to include free clothing rooms, household goods and and other services which fulfill “Helping Those In Need”.


In rooms off of Haddon Hall(in the basement) there is a recently refurbished nursery, youth media and meeting room, a Sunday school supply room, choir room and large kitchen with restaurant styled appliances.

 

Rectory (1408 S. Edward Street): Located adjacent to the church proper is the two story rectory. The basement has a den, bedroom, bathroom and laundry room, furnace (natural gas) and storage room. The main floor has a kitchen, dining room, living room and a two-piece bathroom. Upstairs includes three bedrooms, a four piece bathroom and linen closet. The yard is fenced and there is a two-car garage. It was most recently renovated in 2013 which included a new kitchen, upstairs bath room with new window and new flooring and painting throughout.

322 N. Edward Street) A one-storey brick and stucco bungalow, located approximately 3.2 kilometres north of the Church, has traditionally been the Assistant’s residence. It has three bedrooms with a main floor has an eat-in kitchen, living room and a four-piece bathroom. The basement is dry walled with a three piece bathroom and laundry room. In the summer of 2016 the house received an extensive update with new kitchen and bathroom upstairs, new insulation and drywall in the basement and refurbishment of the bathroom downstairs. New Laminate flooring was installed throughout the upstairs and new carpet and flooring was installed in the basement. The house had new weeping tile installed with a sump pump and a new hot water heater. The house is heated by natural gas and electric wall board heaters installed the basement. There is a gravel driveway in the front but no garage. This property has been rented over the years with the income supporting the parish.

LIBRARY

A "no rules" library is located in Haddon Hall in the basement of the Church. A variety of inspirational and educational reading material is available for members to borrow, browse, contribute to and loan out.