The history of beautiful St. Giles church is intertwined with that of World War 1: the church’s first minister and one of its architects served together in the same batallion, and both were at Vimy Ridge. One would return to become an advocate for remembrance; the other died in action.
We created a new section called St. Giles & WW1 to bring all of the information together.
You can read all about it here:
The Friends of St. Giles are also saddened to report that, while the building has been left abandoned, the War Memorial outside the church has been vandalized — but it’s not too late to act, if you’d like to see the War Memorial preserved and protected.
How you can help #SaveStGiles
- Sign the petition to #SaveStGiles here
- Write to the councillor, owners, and developers: write to your own councillor + Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann, copy the United Church regional council + UPRC, and let them know you support adaptive re-use of St. Giles Church, and want to save the 1912 building from demolition.
- Find the email address of your Hamilton city councillor: https://www.hamilton.ca/council-committee/mayor-council/city-councillors
- Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa, United Church Horseshoe Falls Regional Council: CSampa@united-church.ca
- UPRC: email@example.com
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