Over 25 years passed between the time the memorial balcony window was reserved (1939) and the date it was installed and dedicated (1964).
In January of 1939, Vestry was asked “to approve of, and order the reservation of the space at the South end of the church above the Front doors, for the erection, at some time in the future, of a memorial window.”
The generous donor desired “The Ascension of our Blessed Lord in Heaven to be the subject depicted in stained glass. This work, when executed, was to be under the direction of the Bishop of Toronto, and the Rector of All Saints’.
The window was dedicated at the 11:00 AM service on March 8th, 1964.
The circular window above depicts an Angel holding a Golden Crown of Life. The left-hand panel, headed “ALPHA”, has an angel with a banner reading “Praise the Lord” while the right-hand panel is headed “OMEGA” and has an angel with a banner reading “For the Lord is Good”. The centre panel shows the Ascending Lord, eleven disciples, and two women.
“Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. ”
A 1958 congregational dinner featured two short films: 20 minutes of “All Saints’ Activities” and a 35-minute film called “Split Level Family.” (Your guess is as good as mine?!).
In 1943, $638.15 was spent on maintenance on the exterior of the church … for an entire year!