Our Lady of Assumption is a living historical icon. Our time here has taught us to care for the spiritual and physical needs of our parishioners and the community.

If these stones could speak they would recite the prayers of early French settlers; they would remind us of the hopes and dreams of new immigrant workers building the structures that now tower across the skyline.

The church walls have witnessed the marriages and funerals of great grandparents, grandparents and parents, and of community leaders and dignitaries; they contain a legacy of who we were and who we are today.

No other building in the region stands as a witness to the aboriginal origins, French accomplishments, and Catholic tradition in Canada like Assumption Church.

Restoration Plan:

A four-phase restoration plan is underway to restore historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

This work will not just bring an important heritage building back to life, it will also confirm the importance of this architectural masterpiece to Windsor-Essex and to Canada.

Assumption Church played a distinct and important role in the early history and development of our region, and is today one the largest historically significant restoration projects of our time.

Phase One


Phase Two


Phase Three


Phase Four

Sacristy and Chapel

Reports By Paul Mullins:

How To Help:

Assumption Church was built in 1842 on land donated by the Huron people 252 years ago. Assumption Parish is the oldest parish in Canada west of Montreal. The church was closed in November 2014 ago but reopened September 2019.

A fundraising campaign to support Assumption Church’s ceiling restoration has been organized and launched by Paul Mullins.

Your financial support for the restoration of Our Lady of Assumption will ensure that this stunning historical building will continue to be admired by, and serve, present and future generations.

Donations of any amount are welcome.

Legacy Donations:

  • For $1,000, you can sponsor a GOLD STAR on the ceiling.
  • For $10,000, you can sponsor a CHANDELIER.
  • For $25,000, you can sponsor 1 of 10 ceiling APOSTLES.
  • For $25,000, you can sponsor 1 of 10 ceiling ANGELS bearing a title of Mary.

Every donor will be recognized in an album permanently displayed in the church vestibule, and receive a family keepsake.

Please direct any questions to Paul Mullins at 519-982-3300 or paulmullins@xplornet.com.

Project Updates

Video Updates

Assumption Church Restoration Update Part #1

Originally published March 7th, 2019.

Work is taking place this week inside Assumption Church to assess the condition of the paint and plaster.

Paul Mullins provides an update in this video on what the work entails and what it might mean for the future of the building.Show More

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