The church was moved on Monday, November 25 and is positioned above the foundation. The next step is to connect it to the foundation.
This week we now have the three walls and floor of the new Sanctuary basement poured. The basement is now filled with material to facilitate the final movement of the sanctuary onto the new foundation walls. Before the end of the week, the building will be ready to move and by Monday, it will be in place. The sanitary waste removal pipes for the Sacristy and a roughed-in washroom are in place in this basement.
The Sanctuary will be moved into its final and permanent location. The building moving equipment will be removed from the site. The basement will be emptied of the material used to transport and support the building. The south wall and the ramp way will be poured completing the Sanctuary basement/foundation.
St. Luke's new home is nearly ready. The footings have been poured for the new basement/foundation for the worship space. Next the floor, the walls and the support columns will be poured, then the basement will be mostly filled with sand/gravel and packed. The church building will be rolled into the basement and placed on the wall. This should all be completed by next week.
Our Building Project
St. Luke's Anglican church, a landmark at Hwy #5 at Palermo, was built in 1845 by William Peacock. Our development project will see the moving of the existing heritage Church building to a different location on the site with a brand new foundation. A new Parish Community Centre will be connected to the church providing much needed space for new programs and community events.