The fire-damaged church building is leased from the United Church of Canada which has offered a new long-term lease to permit restoration. The community investment to recover the church for community use will now be secure for at least 50 years. This autumn, installation of stained-glass windows and the entrance doorway will proceed after heritage approvals are made by the Municipality of Port Hope.
The recovery work is estimated to cost between $400,000 and $500,000. We are very thankful for our community, which has already contributed over $150,000 towards this project. Fundraising continues to raise money for restoring the church and other village buildings.
Masonry, Fascia and Soffits have been restored by Brandon Bliss Construction
Oughtred House / Caretaker's Residence/Caretaker's Resdidence
As of July 2023, work has begun on the Oughtred reception area and visitors centre, and will include an accessible washroom. Soon we'll be welcoming you there!
The major part of the Oughtred House is off-limits to the public. It is the private residence of our caretaker who provides the village with a watchful presence and regular care.
Exterior restorations and renovations remain in-progress.
The chimney was replaced and restored by Henderson Construction in 2022.