The Three Churches Foundation
(Note: The LOVE Mahone Bay Vow Renewal Project is an undertaking of The Three Churches Foundation, a locally based, volunteer staffed, registered charitable entity under the rules of Canada Revenue. All profits from the event will go to forward the aims of the charitable foundation.)
The Three Churches Foundation was established in 2013 by representatives of St James' Anglican Church, St John's Lutheran Church and Trinity United Church as a means to preserve the streetscape of these three Church buildings, which share in, and benefit from, their collective “landmark” status as one of the south shore's outstanding features.
Preservation of the “streetscape” entails not only the physical image of the three churches through continued maintenance of their exteriors, but also their survival as sea levels rise and storm surge, among other climate-change factors, increasingly threatens their integrity.
The objectives of the Foundation
The objectives of the Foundation are stated in its By-laws. To summarize, they are:
- To take all reasonable steps to preserve the streetscape of the three churches on Edgewater Street
- To raise funds to reach this objective
- To include federal, provincial, municipal governments, other foundations and charities, the general public, business and business organizations as fund raising sources
- To operate as a charitable organization
The Foundation is proud of its fund-raising success undertaken solely by local volunteers. All the profits of the Vow Renewal Event will be used for the upkeep of the iconic views of the churches and their surrounding landscape that mean so much to townspeople and tourists alike in Mahone Bay, the South Shore, the Lighthouse Route and Nova Scotia in general.