Sunday, February 13, 2011

Query re: St-Philippe church in Trois-Rivières, QC

I was recently asked about St-Philippe church, located near the port in Trois-Rivières, QC. This church is slated to be sold and/or destroyed.
There was a site that was created for this church, but I have been unable to find it. 
You may see photos of some of the paintings 
that lwere located in the church, 
by clicking on the title above. 
Hopefully, the article will remain online for awhile.

Partial survey of church sales in QC

In the Brome-Missisquoi region, the following churches have been sold (date within parentheses):
1)   East Farnham Anglican Church (1984),
2)   Brome Church (1985),
3)   Brill United Church (circa 1987),
4)   St-Andrew's Anglican Church (1994),
5)   Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (1998),
6)   Church of the Good Shepperd (1999),
7)   Brigham United Church (2003),
8)   Sainte-Sabine (2006),
9)   St. John Anglican Church (2006),
10)  Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne (2007),
11)  Saint-Ignace de Stanbridge (2008),
12)  Saint-Fabien (2008),
13)  Emmanuel United Church (2010).
Among these churches, 18 now belong to private citizens.
In the Haut-Richelieu region, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens church in enise-en-Québec was sold to the city in 2009, but masses are still held in the building for the faithful.
In the Haute-Yamaska area, the city of Granby purchased
Assomption church in 2004 et Saint-Benoît church in  2008. Both are used as Community Centers. Saint-Joseph church now belong to the  CSSS (Social Services Agency) of the Haute-Yamaska since 2005, but masses are still being celebrated in that building.