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Church of the Ascensionin-person Doors Open Hamilton Region

  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
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.

Contact info

64 Forest Avenue (at John Street South); accessible entrance at 258 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
E-mail: secretary@ascensionchurch.ca


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

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 05, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.