Grace Hall, Sydenham

Grace Hall began its life in 1861 as the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, which later became a United Church. It closed its doors as a place of worship in May of 2010. A year later, Southern Frontenac Community Services (SFCS) took up residence there, making it into a lively home base for its various programs, services and offices. SFCS is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing health and social support services to area residents, particularly seniors, physically disabled adults, low income families and at-risk households.

The repurposing of this lovely church has conserved many of its original features, including its pine floors and stately windows with coloured arches. Mortar and repointing work has carefully restored the stonework to its original limestone. The Grace Hall is located inside the Grace Centre, which is a busy hub for a wide range of social and recreational events. Both the Centre and the Hall offer important support to the community. For example, residents looking for the food bank or financial help can find it in the Centre, while the Hall would be the place to go for exercises for seniors. Whatever their needs, community members know they will be met in this beautiful
repurposed church.

Website: http://www.sfcsc.ca/grace-arts

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