Saturday, April 4th, 2020 and Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Location: 139 Renfrew Street, Pakenham
During the Pakenham Maple Run Tour, St. Peter Celestine Roman Catholic Church and Rectory in the village of Pakenham, invites you to walk up the hill to Renfrew Street where the doors of the Church will be open to visitors at 1:30pm.
At that time, a guided tour of this historic Church will take you on a journey which will describe and explain the significances of the Church’s interior décor and exterior influences. The tour is fascinating and your breath will be taken away as to its interior and exterior beauty.
The Church tour will be one of many memorable experiences during the Pakenham Maple Run Tour weekend and one not to be missed.
A little history of the Church:
The Church was constructed by many talented local crafts people and the construction lasted for nine years. It is only one of three Canadian churches known to retain its remarkable Classic interior decoration, complete with robust statuary, elaborate painting, trompe l’oeil and faux marble finishes. A striking feature of the nave is the original pulpit, built in the form of a huge, heavily ornamented chalice.
With its perch on a bluff, you can see far and wide across the Mississippi Valley from the silver bell tower. The architecture of St. Peter’s is quite unusual for the area, and is similar in style to churches in Quebec and southern Europe.
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