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Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk, Christ Church

Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk,
 Christ Church Anglican Tyendinaga. 1843 Ecclesiastical Refinishing Group was contracted by The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte to design and restore Christ Church in 2015. In 1984, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II visited the church, signing the bible and presenting the Mohawk people with a silver communion chalice. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth granted the church the title “Christ Church, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk.” Today, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk, continues to stand as…

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Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Mary

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wolfe Island On. c 1917 After a small fire with very little physical damage but a great deal of smoke infiltration, Fr. Raymond took the opportunity to refresh and redesign the main body of the church. Working closely with our lead designer Andrea Belliveau they maintained the Marian theme throughout, particularly a stunning, gold-on-gold sanctuary ceiling dome. All the plaster was sounded and repaired and carpet removed from the sanctuary floor to reveal a beautiful wood floor that was sanded and…

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St. Marks Prescott ON

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

St. Mark’s Catholic Church Prescott Ontario c. 1888. This highly decorative church was designed and painted by the international acclaimed firm Panzironi Bros. of New York city in 1906. It was restored in 1981 by Thomas Browne Church Interiors of Ontario. With evidence of plaster de-laminating on the pews, Ecclesiastical Refinishing Group was requested to re-plaster and replicate the intricate ceiling patterns.  

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St. Patricks Cambridge

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cambridge On. 1880 Having been modernized in the early 60’s with the addition of two transepts, floating platforms with pot lights and a huge bulk head over the alter, the congregation yearned to go back to some semblance of its history. With the removal of the platforms and bulk head, the 1880 plastered barrel ceiling was revealed along with a surprise mural. Also revealed were the numerous tie rods traversing across the church ceiling. In order to camouflage the tie rods we…

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St. Columba

St. Columba Presbyterian Dalkeith, Ontario With the large cornice on the west wall chronically cracking, the parishioners were worried of injury’s should  some of it fall. We were able to replicate the profile and have a new extrusion foam cornice made.We adhered it to the ceiling to prevent further tension should the wall be moving.

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St. John’s Presbyterian

St. John’s Presbyterian St. John’s Presbyterian had few architectural features. With the help of extrusion foam, we were able to design three dramatic Gothic arches on the chancel wall to mimic the wooden ceiling brackets, a back lit cross and two LED sconces in the the side apse’s. The congregation were over the top with their new sanctuary design!

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Chalmers United Church

Chalmers United Church Kingston, Ontario, c 1847   The scaffolding estimate for Chalmers United Church was $116,500.00 (median). After hiring a structural engineer to help shore up the basement joist, we were able to roll in two 45′ electric lifts to enter the sanctuary. The church saved $ 91,000.00 in access fees. A significant savings for this restoration project!  

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Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Catholic Church Kemptville, Ontario, c 1888 A Romanesque interior having been partially painted over the years removing some design elements and retaining others. Rev. Fr. Shim requested an elegant but clean design. Arch hoods were installed using extrusion foam composite.

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St. John’s Church

St. John’s Catholic Church Gananoque, Ontario, c 1869 Our lead designer Andrea Belliveau worked very closely with Rev Fr. Shawn using some elements of 1930 photographs to recreate a highly decorative Sanctuary. The large arches were faux marble with Trompe L’oeil inset floral medallions as seen in St. Peter’s Basilica Rome. Testimonial

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St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Amherst Island, Ontario This charming country church is the venue for Waterside Summer Series classical concerts. The Board of Wardens contacted us about repair of plaster and a new interior colour scheme before the summer concerts commenced. Four renderings were submitted and a colour way was accepted. Designs were replicated from patterns taken from the beautiful stained glass, allowing all deigns to be indigenous to the church. Testimonial.

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St. John’s Church

St. John’s Catholic Church Keene, Ontario, c 1865 This small country church was a highly decorated Thomas Brown interior. For many years, covered up with paneling and a t-bar ceiling. Although the congregation wanted to return to a decorative finish, they requested only the replication of the two forward medallions. We were able to design and apply a colourful presentation.

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St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Anglican Church Millbrook, Ontario, c 1885 A Thomas Browne interior. The congregation was celebrating their 125 anniversary, and they were so proud of their highly decorated Chancel and Sanctuary they requested complete restoration of plaster and replication of all the stencil patterns with some minor changes.  

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St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Carleton Place, Ontario, c 1888 Water infiltration had occurred before a new roof was installed. Sections of the very top cornice were damaged beyond repair and approximately 25’ were removed. Having made the profile and mould, a epoxy resin replacement was replicated, aligned and installed. Major plastering through out the sanctuary commenced and a beautiful colour combination applied with a special treatment on the pillar capitals. Testimonial.  

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First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church Brockville, Ontario, c 1879 This impressive stone structure, that has the tallest steeple in the Thousand Islands, needed to have about 15% of its ceiling removed because plaster was loosening from the underlying wooden lath. Wire lath was adhered to the original wooden lath and deteriorating areas were re-plastered with a traditional scratch, float finish. All the wooden capitals and corbels were repaired and gilded with 23k gold leaf. A stunning colour scheme was completed based on a democratic vote by the…

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Sydenham Street United Church

Sydenham Street United Church Kingston, Ontario, c 1852 Underlying problems discovered when a ten-pound piece of plaster fell from the ceiling, required extensive plaster repairs throughout the church. Rehabilitation involved in-situ ribbing runs and recasting of decorative capital tops, corbels and bosses. Existing paintwork was replaced by a beautiful decorative paint scheme. Testimonial.

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Smithfield United Church

Smithfield United Church Smithfield, Ontario, c 1911 Completely lined in a wonderful tin interior, this beautiful church was affected by paint delaminating from the metal surface. Having removed all the loose paint with round-edged hand tools designed to protect the tin from damage, all surfaces were sealed with a specially formulated metal primer. The interior was then top-coated in a very attractive colour scheme to compliment the beautiful stained glass windows. Testimonial.

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St James Chapel (St. Mary’s Cathedral)

St James Catholic Chapel (St. Mary’s Cathedral) Kingston, Ontario, c 1890 After indications of an ornate decorative paint scheme were discovered under existing paintwork, it was decided to reproduce a number of the original patterns and styles. This required significant pattern layout and extensive application of 23k Gold leaf. All doors and frames were wood grained to replicate quarter sawn oak. Testimonial.

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Queen St. United Church

Queen St. United Church Kingston, Ontario, c 1886 The bell tower had suffered a great deal of water infiltration over the years prior to the installation of a new roof and repairs to exterior masonry. The remnants of the old ceiling was removed and re-plastered. The congregation, which had decided to use the bell tower as a library, requested a restful colour scheme in keeping with the building’s historical character.  A beautiful 21” floral frieze pattern was created and applied. Testimonial.

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Vankleek Hill Baptist Church

Vankleek Hill Baptist Church Vankleek Hill, Ontario, c 1903 A small community church, which had experienced alligator cracking on all plaster surfaces. 4’ fiber mesh sheeting was laid over all affected surfaces and skim coat with 3 thin layers of plaster applied. Testimonial.

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St George’s Cathedral

St George’s Anglican Cathedral Kingston, Ontario, c 1838 This landmark stone Cathedral had suffered water damage to large sections of the galleries while having its slate roof replaced. Many sections of cornice were removed and custom jigs manufactured to replicate the profiles. Missing plaster was replaced with a lime horsehair formulation and then run in-situ. Testimonial.

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