Our historic church now has a new roof!

We are very grateful to Robert de Savoye, Chair, and all of the Historic Church Preservation Committee for their dedication and dedication to this project. 

We look forward to a great celebration when we are once again able to be in the historic church together.

The new roof was installed in august 2020

Built in 1859, our cherished historic building is now assured to continue being both a special place of Worship, as well as a wonderful piece of history and defining landmark in Pickering Village.

Thanks to the generosity of many of our past and current parishioner families, local businesses as well as a grant from the Town of Ajax, under the Façade Improvement Grant Program, St. George’s raised over $90,000, allowing us to completely re-clad the church roof. The work was completed in August 2020.

The video above shows the whole process, condensed into just a few minutes.

We earlier determined that in order to get the roof done this year, we would need to postpone completing the bell tower section so as to fit within our available budget. That portion of the work would be a further $12,000 due to the need for additional scaffolding and lift equipment.

To that end we will gladly accept further donations both to allow for this particular project, as well as the ongoing preservation of our heritage church building.

 – St. George’s Historic Church Preservation Committee

Our 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 historic church USED?

The following activities are suspended due to COVID-10, but under normal circumstances, the Historic Church is used on a weekly basis.

  • 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 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  Canadahelps.org or via E-Mail Interac fund transfer to stgeorgesajax@gmail.com

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

We have a collection of aerial photos and videos of the historic church that were taken recently by a drone. Click here to view the album.

For more information please contact us either through e-mail at stgeorgesajax@gmail.com or by calling the church office at (905) 683-7981.


Anonymous Past Parishioner’s FamilyEvelyn HubbardNoble Chiropractic Corp
Beck FamilyExecutive Copier Systems Inc.Rev. Fay Patterson
Bev and Dave SheehanGeorge and Leanne LewisRev. Susan Spicer
Beverley JowittHerb GoldsmithRoma Scott
Carol FarrellJan GengeRupert Roach
Cassidy & CompanyJeanette GillezeauRuth Charles & Carl Crick
Debbie TruscottJeanne PageScott and Catherine Currie
Dr. Roma V. StasJoe DicksonSybil St. Louis
Durham NotablesLena NarsinghTed Stephens
Ed and Gwen GaleLouis Mainville (Dynamic Fire)Valerie Wilson
Ed MaddenM. SpencerWalter and Jacquie Foster
Estelle & Edwin HawkinsMarilyn Metcalfe