Sounds of old challenged by the new

Beach United Church is giving a new voice to an old instrument – the church organ. Reopened in October after a major, multi-year renovation, Beach United now features sun shades, solar panels and an open sanctuary without a single pew. Adding a 2,000-pipe organ might seem like a throwback for such a modern space, but […]

Deja Views

Almost four years have past since I last pointed my camera at (Kew) Beach United Church. In the Sept. 10 edition, Andrew Hudson wrote and photographed a story about the church’s multi-year renovation. The exterior solar blinds that help control the building’s interior temperature have been deployed in the current photo, at bottom. Beach United […]

Beach United Church reborn after multi-year renovation

Enter the sanctuary of the newly renovated Beach United Church and one striking change is what you do not see – pews. Switching from fixed pews to chairs means church members can arrange Sunday services to face any direction, says project lead Karen Watson, noting that the congregation often worships in a circle. “You see […]