A London church is in the works of raising 1.7 million dollars in order to replace their rotting steeple, along with other various repairs.
London’s Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church was built in 1888, and has a history that impacts the whole London community. Huron College and Western University grew its roots in this location, before moving to the Western grounds.
The church, led by the Reverend Lyndon Hutchison-Hounsell, works tirelessly to keep the community at the heart of all their work. Church member Erica Brown believes specifically in this point: “It really is important that they have that a safe environment: it’s welcoming, it’s beautiful, it’s historical. Yet usable.”
The church has countless community outreach opportunities, including a weekly MS support group, AA meetings, a Saturday soup kitchen, and more.
The money being raised will go towards the roof repairs, water damage, an organ repair, better accessibility, and more. The community centered church believes in the cause:
“It’s a building that’s 130 years old, and every 20 or 30 years we need to spend some money on it to keep it up so that we can continue to do the great ministry and work that we do here.”