Since 1857, congregations have been lovingly caring for Grace Anglican Church.
The Gothic revival building, which consumes the corner of Albion, Pearl and West streets, was designed by prolific architect John Turner who, with a long list of the city’s most iconic buildings to his credit, has been called the builder of Brantford.
Some of the city’s most prominent families helped established Grace church and worshipped there over the decades.
And, much later, as congregations dwindled and neighbouring churches closed, they have been taken in by Grace, the Mother Church of Brantford.
It’s no longer just a place for Sunday worship, but for Girl Guide meetings, AA gatherings, a refuge for the hungry to get a meal, and a centre for those involved in various charity projects.
But, when you’re 163 years old, your age starts to show.
City’s oldest church gets some TLC – Brantford Expositor https://t.co/UhEJYqOVBb
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