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Jarvis: A tale of two churches

Two churches:

They’re both magnificent.

They’re both historic.

They’re both landmarks.

One received help from its diocese and the federal government for a massive and meticulous restoration that cost more than $10 million. 883 more words


Build a new church

I propose that the existing Assumption Church building not be fixed, that a new edifice be built. Note what happened to Windsor’s Most Precious Blood Church. 311 more words


Heritage crumbling

I woke up this past Sunday morning and began to think how awful it is that Assumption Church had closed its doors.

I’m not Catholic but I am a Christian and to me Assumption represents the rich religious history in Windsor-Essex. 82 more words


Jarvis: No building is more important than this one

The Paul Martin Building in the heart of Windsor’s downtown, the old post office in historic Sandwich, the old jail in Sandwich — they’re all stately, heritage buildings. 775 more words


Assumption Church's historical twin in Detroit to help raise renovation funds

For more than a century, Ste. Anne Catholic Church in Detroit and Assumption Church in Windsor’s west end have stood together across the Detroit River like two book ends. 566 more words


Assumption Church closes after 169 years, parish moves to Holy Name of Mary

The 169-year-old Assumption Church held what might be its last mass Sunday.

The church has been described as being on “life support” and after a long struggle of trying to secure funds for its necessary $15-million renovation, it will close its doors Monday. 645 more words


Parishioners appeal for last-minute reprieve for Assumption Church

With 169-year-old Assumption Church poised to be shuttered following mass this weekend, parishioners are making a last-minute appeal to the Diocese of London to keep the doors open. 543 more words