PRESERVATION THROUGH INNOVATIVE ADAPTATION
ST. PAUL'S REPURPOSED
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church is a historical place of worship in downtown Hamilton. Maintained by a congregation that is too small to make adequate use of all of it’s magnificent space, we are inviting community partners to share our building. Through a bold re-purposing that extends our home to the broader community this heritage site can be preserved and our congregation can continue its nearly two-centuries’ mission of serving its neighbours.
St. Paul’s has embarked on a bold project with Partners for Sacred Places (Partners), a US-based, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to the active community use and preservation of historic houses of worship. Partners, in collaboration with Regeneration Works, an innovative Canadian partnership between the National Trust for Canada and Faith in the Common Good, is undertaking a discovery study process, capacity-building training, and a community-wide asset-mapping event. These services are designed to help us plan and prepare for a vibrant future that will leverage its historic building as a vital community asset.