Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Country Church

This tiny Victorian Gothic church was built in Malton, a small town outside the city, in 1895 and served the parish of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church until it was bought by the St Matthais congregation and moved into Toronto in 1922. It served that parish until they moved to the church I showed you last week in the mid 1950s. The building has heritage protection as a fine example of a frame country church and at one time had vinyl siding which has been removed and the original style of framing has been installed. It now functions as a meeting place for a Sukyo Mahikari Centre which is a new Japanese religion.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world.

25 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Looking at this building I would never have guessed it's now used by people practicing a new Japanese religion!

Gosia k said...

what a lovely small church

Blogoratti said...

A fine structure no doubt.

Birdman said...

Love this small church. The sky does no damage to your image.

VP said...

Small and lovely, and still a church of sorts...

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

What a lovely tiny church.

llandudnopictures said...

Small but perfect!

Karen S. said...

How inviting this church building is to me!

Graciel·la Vidal said...

It's a small but beautifull church. Well restored.

This is seen at Inspire Sunday.
Have a nice day!

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Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful little church with a fascinating history. Glad it is still loved and used. A happy Sunday to you.

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like it should be sitting on the prairie instead of in the city.

Paloma Delprado said...

Small and lovely.Thank you for sharing!

cieldequimper said...

I'd never have described this little gem as gothic! A new Japanese religion?? This looks like little house on the prairie...

Stephanie said...

A nice old fashioned church.

Michelle said...

This church is very charming.

Tom said...

What a cutie! Tom The Backroads Traveller

TexWisGirl said...

so, so cute!

Halcyon said...

So cute and quaint!

Bill Nicholls said...

Looks a very small church that and very cute

Andy said...

The heritage protection will make sure it will be preserved for a long time to come. Well worth the effort.

Karl Demetz said...

Oh, this is a lovely little church !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ditto what Ciel said Pat, that's quite a turnaround for this sweet little church. So glad it's protected it looks like it wouldn't have taken much to pull it down.

William Kendall said...

I like the look of it.

Jack said...

It is a handsome little country church. The builders never expected it would be serving a Japanese congregation.

Laura. M said...

Sencilla y bonita Pat;)