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.

The 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 1

Stabilization

Phase 2A

Interior East

Phase 2B

Interior West

Phase 2C

Interior Centre (Underway)

Phase 3

Exterior

Phase 4

Sacristy and Chapel

Project Updates By Paul Mullins

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Project Updates


Restoration Update from AM800

On Wednesday, Paul Mullins provided a restoration update to local media. Here is the story from AM800 CKLW: …[read more]

Restoration Update: Mural Artist Mystery Solved

The mystery of which artist designed and executed the stunning paintings and murals in Assumption Church was solved in October 2023. Award winning artist Lori Le Mare and…[read more]

Scaffolding Removal Begins

This week construction crews have been removing the scaffolding from the completed centre section of the church. The seating in the middle aisle that has been closed will…[read more]

VIDEO: Ceiling Restoration Update

Paul Mullins gives us an update on ceiling painting restoration taking place inside Assumption Church. …[read more]

Work On The Center Starts

With the scaffolding down on the west side, we are now moving to the middle of the church. As with each phase in the church, there will be some…[read more]

Scaffolding Comes Down On The West Side

This week contractors removed the scaffolding from the west side of the church (Mary's Altar). The area is being cleaned up and next week the altar and statues will…[read more]

Mural Restoration

This week restoration painter Lori Le Mare has been working restoring the mural of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the west altar of the church. Work includes a…[read more]

The Organ Pipes Come Down

The pipe organ at Assumption Church is being disassembled so that work on the centre aisle ceiling can begin this summer. Assist us with a donation this phase…[read more]

Clean The Pipes

The next phase of restoration involves the removal of the Organ to access the ceiling work, and the cleaning and re-installation of the historic organ. The organ contains…[read more]

The Orange Tarps Are Gone!

This past week the orange tarps that have been up on the scaffolding since February came down. The plaster work is now complete and painting starts…[read more]

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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