The Grey County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the winner of the “2011 Heritage Certificate of Recognition” for their significant contribution to the preservation of the history of Grey County is the Capital Campaign Committee at St George’s Anglican Church in Owen Sound for their outstanding reconstruction of the tower and spire.
We heartily congratulate them not only for winning this recognition, but for the truly impressive restoration of the tower and spire.
As our guests, a representative from the Capital Campaign Committee and guest will attend the 44th GCHS Annual Dinner of 2011 on Wednesday May 18th at the Hanover Missionary Church, where President Janet Iles will make the presentation to this year's winner.
Following the presentation of the award, guest speaker Dr. Marlene Epp of Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo will be speaking about the Mennonites of Grey County: Past and Present.
Thank you to all who made nominations this year.
Some background information
St George’s Anglican Church Owen Sound was designed by Toronto architect M. B. Aylesworth, and was opened and dedicated by Bishop Hillmuth on August 7th, 1881. The consecration of the church was celebrated by Bishop Williams on October 31st, 1920.
The Gothic style church constructed of stone ashlar from quarries near Kingston features a 142 foot spire. The Church was completed at a cost of $12,000.00.
Because of mortar loss and damage by rain, causing instability to the structure of the Tower walls both internally and externally, and the fear of the entire Steeple collapsing causing irreparable damage to the Church building and walls, restoration of the tower and steeple began in the spring of 2009 and was completed in 2010.
Guest speaker Dr. Marlene Epp of Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo will be speaking about the Mennonites of Grey County: Past and Present, at the 44th Grey County Historical Societies Annual Dinner on May 18th at the Hanover Missionary Church 628 11th Street, Hanover.
For your more information and to order your tickets before May 1, please call Paula Niall 519-3720-0225 or Cathy or Tom at 519-364-6540.
photo courtesy St. George's Anglican Church, Owen Sound Article written by Susan Schank, Vice-President and Chair of the Award Committee