Church of the Ascension accepted a Heritage Award from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (London branch) and the Heritage London Foundation on Feb. 20, 2014: “We are presenting this award to you for the creation of a new church in which you have incorporated cherished and historic items, including stained glass windows, from the four constituent churches. Your project provides a new spiritual home in an imaginative adaptation and reuse of a former commercial building.” Representing Ascension at the gala are Rev. Canon June Hough, left, Roger Chapman of Sunrise Stained Glass Windows, parishioners Mary Grant and Philip Templeton, Richard Hammond of Cornerstone Architecture, and Sylvia Chodas of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
Church of the Ascension was formed in 2001, under the original name of East London Anglican Ministries, from the amalgamation of four smaller Anglican churches in the east end of the London, Ontario.
The following booklet, titled Good News — for a Change, was written to record the recollections and experiences of church members over the entire process of six years (1996-2002), with the hope that other churches embarking on a similar path
could learn from our successes and mistakes.
Click on the cover page below to access the pdf of Good News ~ for a Change.
Permission is granted by the author and the church for copies to be made of this pdf.
In 2012, on the 10th anniversary in our new church home, we created this candle mixing coloured sands poured by representatives from the four founding church and those who had joined the church in the years after the church opened.