The Historic Church roof is in urgent need of renewal

  • The cedar shingles are now over 30 years old and are brittle and fragile
  • Wind dislodges the worn out shingles every time we have a storm
  • Where shingles fall off, there are holes in the roof
  • Water will ultimately damage the sub-roof and the interior of the church

A New Roof will:

  • Protect the future of St. George’s as a social, visual and spiritual hub at the heart of Pickering Village
  • Maintain the building’s architectural integrity and improve its sustainability
  • reserve this historically designated property for future generations to enjoy

How is the historical church USED?

  • Traditional Holy Eucharist Service at 9:00 am every Sunday
  • Open Tuesdays – every Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • An intimate venue for weddings in the Anglican tradition

Ways to contribute

Buy a shingle, or a whole row of shingles, or an entire section!

Individual Shingle Level  $100.00 & up

Your name will go on the St. George’s website thanking and acknowledging your donation, as well as on our Donor Wall at the entrance to the historic church building. We will also mail you a St. George’s THANK YOU postcard featuring our heritage building!

Row of Shingles Level  $1,000 & up

In addition to the aforementioned, those contributing $1,000 or more will have their name engraved on an individual marker to be featured on our Donor Wall at the entrance of the historic church building.

Through the Roof Level! $5,000 and up

In addition to the aforementioned, your name will be engraved on a large plaque to be featured at the top of our Donor Wall at the entrance of the historic church building.

We encourage donation matching sponsors.

All donations are fully eligible for a charitable tax deduction under Canada Revenue Agency rules.

Ways to donate

Cheques can be made out to “St. George’s Anglican Church”, with a specific reference to the “Raise Our Roof” campaign, and mailed to:

St. George’s Anglican Church, Pickering Village
77 Randall Drive
Ajax, ON L1S 6L4

Or, if you wish, you can also donate online via

Again, please specify that your donations is for the “Raise Our Roof” campaign.

For more information, or a personal visit, please contact us either through e-mail at or by calling the church office at (905) 683-7981.

Historic Church Roof Re-building

Estimated total cost: $120,000


Donations and Grants received to date:

Anonymous Parishioner Family$25,000
Matching contribution from past Parishioner family$20,000
Various Parishioners, and local businesses$16,039
Grant from Town of Ajax
(Façade Improvement Program)
$30,000 pending
Grant from The Anglican Foundation of Canada$15,000 pending
Total raised as of January 20, 2020$106,039
Still needed$13,961


Donor NameAmount Donated
Anonymous Past Parishioner’s Family$25,000
George & Leanne Lewis$20,000
Beverley Jowitt$5,000
Beck Family$1,185
Debbie Truscott$1,000
Dr. Roma V. Stas$1,000
Cassidy & Company$1,000
Ed Madden$1,000
Walter and Jacquie Foster$1,000
Ed and Gwen Gale$900
Jan Genge$500
Durham Notables$500
Jeanette Gillezeau$500
Herb Goldsmith$500
Rupert Roach$435
Ruth Charles & Carl Crick$209
Jeanne Page$200
M. Spencer$200
Rev. Fay Patterson$100
Valerie Wilson$100
Joe Dickson$100
Lena Narsingh$100
Executive Copier Systems Inc.$100
Bev & Dave Sheehan$100
Marilyn Metcalfe$80
Estelle & Edwin Hawkins$50
Sybil St. Louis$50
Noble Chiropractic Corp$50
Carol Farrell$50
Ted Stephens$20
Roma Scott$10
Total to date$61,039