St. George’s gets help from Quebec for restoration
Orford MNA Pierre Reid, on behalf of the Minister of Culture and Communication Luc Fortin, has announced a grant of $33,750 to support a church restoration project in Georgeville. The money will go towards restorative work on the roof, the bell tower, the wood siding and the installation of a fire detection system in St. George’s Church.
“Religious heritage is an important witness to the history and evolution of Quebec society. Its conservation is essential for a better interpretation of the contribution of our predecessors and guarantees a better dialogue with the past,” commented Minister Luc Fortin.
“St. George’s Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary next August. This financial support will help this historically and architecturally important building, which fits well with the local heritage tourism offer, to be restored,” said Mr. Reid.
The recent agreement concluded between the Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Quebec (CPRQ) and the Ministry of Culture has a new element. Religious buildings built between 1945 and 1975 have now been declared as having heritage value and will be admissible for grants from the CPRQ.
Seen here in front of St. George’s Church are (l. to r.) John Hoblyn, architect Claire Moore, MNA Pierre Reid, and Reverend Dean E. Ross.