Christ Church, Niagara Falls

Christ Church, Niagara Falls

Christ Church, built in 1865, is a charming Anglican parish located just two kilometers downstream from Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a one-story stone church with a gable roof and stunning Gothic stained glass windows. The church is part of the Diocese of Niagara and is a significant landmark in the Niagara Falls community.

The Rectory of Christ Church was constructed in 1879, and later in 1894, new transepts and a chancel were added. The original pipe organ was installed in 1895, which was replaced in 1964 in memory of parishioners who died in the two World Wars. The church halls, namely the Crysler Room and Memorial Hall, were built in 1910 and have undergone various renovations.

Christ Church is unique in Niagara Falls as it has a full ten-bell carillon, which was installed in the tower in 1912. Each bell has a name that embodies different Christian values, such as Love, Faith, Hope, Charity, Truth, Temperance, Devotion, Long Suffering, and Peace. The old tower was torn down and a new tower was built in 1935 on the southwest wall. The bells were re-hung in the new tower, and a baptistery was constructed where the old tower had been. In 1954, the baptistery became the Narthex, which is the entryway of the church.

During the 1950s, various renovations were done inside the church, including the construction of different rooms and a tunnel connecting the church to the halls. The rector's office, secretary's office, and Altar Guild Sacristy were added, and a second-story room named the MacDonald Room was also built. The MacDonald Room was renovated in 2000 and is a beautiful addition to the church.

Christ Church is an essential part of the Niagara Falls community and a testament to the dedication of its parishioners. Its rich history and beautiful architecture make it a must-see destination for anyone visiting Niagara Falls.

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Sight Name: Christ Church
Sight Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (See walking tours in Niagara Falls)
Sight Type: Religious
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