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

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Project Updates

Restoration Update

Work on repairs to the plaster will get underway on the back three bays of the east side next week. This work is expected to take four to six…[read more]

Restoration Work Wraps Up On First 3 Bays

Restoration work is finished on the first three bays of the East wall at Assumption Church. Here are photos showing the area now that the scaffolding has…[read more]

VIDEO: Restoration Update From Paul Mullins

The first three restored bays of the East wall have been revealed and work is starting on the remaining areas. Funds are still needed to complete the entirety of…[read more]

Before & After Photos Of East Aisle Paint Restoration

Restoration work is wrapping up on the first three bays of the East wall at Assumption Church. Painters have repainted every inch of the ceiling and…[read more]

Ceiling Paint Restoration Begins

Restoration work is moving along inside Assumption Church. Plaster work is complete and painters are repainting every inch of the ceiling by hand. New L.E.D. safety lighting…[read more]

Plaster Work Completed On Assumption’s Ceiling

Workers from Star Plastering have completed plaster work on the ceiling of Assumption Church. Painting has now started. Masse Electric will be removing old knob and tube wiring…[read more]

Plaster Work Starts

Plaster work has started at Assumption Church. Workers from Star Plastering will be repairing all of the water damaged areas to prepare the ceiling for painting….[read more]

Restoration Work Progresses

With ceiling plaster consolidation complete, workers are preparing to re-plaster the ceiling. In the attic, workers have constructed a new catwalk above the east aisle. The…[read more]

Paul Mullins Wins Award For Assumption Restoration

Paul Mullins has won the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's A.K. Sculthorpe Award for Advocacy "for his tireless advocacy for the restoration of Our Lady of Assumption Church…[read more]

Plaster Consolidation Completed

Plaster consolidation has finished in the ceiling of Assumption Church. Next steps include removal of the old, damaged plaster in preparation for the application of new…[read more]

Video Updates

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