Local artists rally to #SaveStGiles

St.Giles Church, Hamilton pencil crayon on paper 16 x 20 January 2020 © Lesia Mokrycke

In today’s updates: a documentary in support of St. Giles, the church immortalized in art, and St. Giles is on TV!

Short documentary to help #SaveStGiles

When Hamilton icon Kathy Renwald visited St. Giles for her story about efforts to save Stewart & Witton’s Neo-Gothic church at Main and Holton, she ran into Friends of St. Giles member Lance Darren Cole as he was preparing to shoot a short documentary video about the church.

You can watch his powerful video on YouTube.

Art inspiring art: Mokrycke illustration of St. Giles

Local artist Lesia Mokrycke has immortalized St. Giles in an elegant drawing in honour of the church, and the community that makes up its membership.

When Mokrycke heard of the local community effort to save this beautiful building, she donated use of the illustration to help support the cause.

On TV: Hamilton ACO + the Community effort to #saveStGiles

Plus, Scot Urquhart interviewed ACO Hamilton president Shannon Kyles about St. Giles for Cable 14’s City Matters (Apr. 5, 2021).

How you can help #SaveStGiles
  • You can sign the petition to #SaveStGiles here.
  • Write to your councillor and let them know you support adaptive re-use of St. Giles church, and want to save it from demolition.

With thanks to Lance Darren Cole, Patrick Douthart and Nathan McCrory of InwardOut Productions, and Lesia Mokrycke, all artists based at the Cotton Factory.

Cable 14 is a local specialty channel serving the Hamilton and Haldimand communities since 1970.

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