The old rectory of Christ Church Sorel, built in 1843, sold by the parish in 1968, repurchased in 2005, has been named since 1959 an historic monument. What has made it a significant project for the present francophone mission congregation is that, since it was turned into a resto-bar by the previous owner, the main floor has been opened up. This literally opens up the possibility of it being used for our Café, the liturgy, community suppers, film/spirituality discussions, community kitchens, art shows, concerts, etc.
Through this financial campaign we are inviting the wider community of Sorel-Tracy to participate in a project aimed at giving back to that community a part of its own history, and at allowing the old rectory to carry out its new mission.
We turn now also to the wider Anglican community for support.Help us restore our heritage to serve this mission . . . brick by brick!
To symbolize your participation we are suggesting the following: give a donation of $10 to clean a brick (the church and rectory had been painted white over 50 years ago), or of $20 to buy a new brick to restore the façade to its original appearance. Of course, if your heart inspires you, you may wish to give a more substantial sum.
Regardless of your gift, your name will be included on our list of donors on our website. And donations for an amount of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. For this purpose please provide us with your mailing address. Normally, we send income tax receipts at the end of the fiscal year.