Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Hamilton

Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension is the second-oldest Anglican church in downtown Hamilton and was built in picturesque Gothic style. It was expanded after a destructive 1887 fire. The Holy Spirit Chapel was added in 1955. Recently, there was a major renovation of the interior. Come and hear the Royal Canadian College of Organists as they provide a live Bach-a-thon.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

64 Forest Avenue (at John Street South); accessible entrance at 258 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-3505
Email: secretary@ascensionchurch.ca
www.ascensionchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1850-51 (church); 1888 (reconstruction and chancel extension); 2012 (sanctuary renovations); 1955 (Chapel of the Holy Spirit)
Architect: Frederick Cumberland (1850-51); Darling and Currie (1888); John van Nostrand (2012); Charles Lenz (1955)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Church of the Ascension 64 Forest Avenue (at John Street South); accessible entrance at 258 John Street South