For a number of years, St. Paul's has also been exploring renovating its sanctuary to make is more accessible and multi-purpose. This process has intentionally been a slow one as we ask ourselves whether this renovation fits into the current vision for St. Paul's.
On June 3, 2018, at a Congregational Meeting, the congregation requested that Council approve the Sanctuary Renovation plan and also asked that they approve the severing and sale of the manse to raise the funds to pay for the project. At the Council meeting on June 19, 2018 Council approved the Sanctuary Renovation and severing and sale of the Manse.
The approvals were based on securing the financing before the renovations begin. In order to do this we need to submit for the severing of the property and zoning to residential. We are currently following up with the Planning Department at the Town of Oakville to clarify the process necessary and then move forward with our application. The time required before this to be completed could be 9-12 months, so the renovation will probably not begin until summer of 2019.
As we move forward and get a better feel for the timeline, we will post updates on the website, and also put notices in the bulletins.
As always, if you have any questions about the status of the project, please feel free to ask Harold DeVenne or David Crown for an update.
Below are some initial ideas and plans for these renovations.
Update on Sanctuary Renovation - August 2018