Toronto Case Study: St.Matthew’s Church sparks community building and neighbourhood development
St.Mathew’s United Church has a building from 1924, with 21,000 square feet located in Toronto’s Wychwood neighbourhood. Shaped by the moral energy and social activism of its Methodist roots, the congregation understands its mission to be a community of faith that serves their surrounding neighbourhood.
"A key to this success, besides the general ethos of the congregation, is its openness to change and development."
|Toronto: Distribution of Organizations.||Toronto: Populations Served by Organization.|
|Toronto: Cost of Renting Faith Space.||Toronto: Accessibility of Faith Building.|
|Toronto: Why Faith Buildings?||Toronto: Availability of another space in faith-building closed.|
Peterborough Case Study: Church of St John the Evangelist Anglican: A ministry for the whole city
The church is a classic “Church on the Hill” serving generations and generations in the community. As the neighbourhood changed, the Deacon at the time felt the Church needed to start looking beyond its walls for a new mission and meaning of being a church in its changing community. He strongly believes that the location dictated that mission hence deciding to create a ministry for the whole city.
ED One City Peterborough – Christian Harvey
"St. John the Evangelist was an important incubator for Warming Room Community Ministries and now One City Peterborough. By starting out under their structure it allowed us to focus on the work of supporting the most vulnerable in our community and then develop a structure of our own.
Peterborough County Graphs:
|Peterborough: Distribution of Organizations.||Peterborough: Populations Served by Organization.|
|Peterborough: Cost of Renting Faith Space.||Peterborough: Accessibility of Faith Building.|
|Peterborough: Why Faith Buildings?||Peterborough: Availability of another space in faith-building closed.|
Huron County: How Huron Shores United Church Opened its doors to Grand Bend
Grand Bend is a small resort community on the shores of Lake Huron, about an hour northwest of London. Its beautiful beaches have attracted tourists and cottagers for decades, and more recently retirees have discovered its charms. A red brick church building with a distinctive six-sided tower has been a part of the town’s main street for almost 100 years.
In the past three years, the church has reinvented itself as a much-needed community hub and concert hall, an integral and valued part of the community.
Bob Illman, Chair of Trustees of Huron Shores United Church
"As we reflect on our pathway, it's clear that change is always with us. It has become our friend and mentor"
Huron County Graphs:
|Huron County: Distribution of Organizations.||Huron County: Populations Served by Organization.|
|Huron County: Cost of Renting Faith Space.||Huron County: Accessibility of Faith Building.|
|Huron County: Why Faith Buildings?||Huron County: Availability of another space in faith-building closed.|