Southminster Church has placed 215 orange ribbons in the trees along Bank Street to commemorate the lives lost in Indian residential schools.
An open letter to the Old Ottawa South community dated 9 November 2020. Over the coming weeks you may notice some additional activity at Southminster United Church. The planned renovation and rejuvenation of the church will finally begin. Southminster has been working with local firm CH2 Architecture on the design and has recently engaged Bradford Construction Limited as the general contractor for the project. The renovations will include:
Main (east) facade (Kathy Krywicki, 2008) 15 Aylmer Street (intersection of Aylmer Avenue and Bank Street) 1931 Religious View additional images of building. Two congregations in Ottawa South, the Methodist and Presbyterian, united to build Southminster United Church in 1931 on the site of the former Methodist Church, which had been built in 1909 but torn down to make way for the new building.
Original published in the April 2012 OSCAR. The 17th Southminster Scout Troop will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. On January 10, 1932 Southminster United Church was dedicated and shortly thereafter, in the fall of that year, the scout group was established and has called the church at 15 Aylmer Avenue home ever since.
Now in its 80th year, Southminster United Church was formally dedicated on January 10, 1932. From the Ottawa Citizen January 11, 1932, this is one of many stories published that day about the new church. Southminster United Dedicated With Simple But Deeply Impressive Services The stately edifice of Southminster United was yesterday officially added to the number of beautiful churches of the United Church of Canada, as all families of the devoted congregation gathered…
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