The capital campaign to raise the funds in order to purchase the church of St. John the Evangelist from the Anglican Diocese of Calgary has reached its initial target.
As reported in their bulletin for Gaudete Sunday:
“The Building Fund now stands at $714,370. We heard from the Anglican Diocese of Calgary this past week that the major repairs credited towards the purchase price is $31,207.53. This now means that we have over 43% of the total purchase price ($1,653,792.47). The mortgage has now been signed – thanks be to God!”
The stated goal of the campaign was to raise 600,000 Canadian dollars (including repairs) by December 2016 to coincide with the end of th 5-year lease. Actually, $714,370 + $31,207.53 has been raised.
Congratulations to all at St. John’s on this marvellous effort!