Last week, the Church of The Ascension (formerly East London Anglican Ministries) received a heritage award from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (London Region Branch) and Heritage London Foundation. The award is “for the creation of a new church in which you have incorporated cherished and historic items, including stained glass windows, from the four constituent churches. Your project provides a new spiritual home in an imaginative adaptation and reuse of a former commercial building.” For several years we worked with Richard Hammond (Cornerstone Architecture)and the members of the building committee to incorporate the sixty plus windows from St. Matthews, St. Barnabas and the Church of The Resurrection into the new building on Dundas Street East. It was an extremely interesting project and I was happy to see the congregation of the new church rewarded for the preservation of their heritage stained glass windows. Below is a picture of one of the many sets of doors that were custom created to hold some of the historic windows from the former St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.