Category: fire


Walking through what remains and thankfully remembering

As we take stock after our February fire, let’s have a look at what remains, as insurance company contractors examined, measured and prepare their estimates for Phase 2 work.

In the emergency clean-up phase, also known as Phase 1, the work included removing burnt and smoke-damaged walls and asbestos tiles.


Everything in its season – and phase

Phase 1, the emergency clean-up phase after our Feb. 19 fire, is wrapping up. The final piece in that phase is the organ cleaning and restoration. Meanwhile, contractors are working on submitting quotes for Phase 2 work to the insurance company. Over the past several weeks, contractors have been measuring and taking in their various specialists and sub-contractors to understand what they’re working with in order to create a quote that would give us specifics about options and the associated costs.


A time for everything, thanks be to God

It’s been a busy year, perhaps the first regular year of activities post-Covid. In the middle of it all St. Andrew’s was hit by fire and we lost access to our long-time home. Our dross was consumed and our gold – our faith – refined.


Latest on the fire investigation and clean up

Surveillance video of the evening of Feb. 19, 2023 shows a community group let the man Barrie Police later charged with arson in to the building and did not ensure he left. 


Long-time friends welcome us Sunday

Starting March 12, we have our own temporary space to worship as a family again. It’s a place where many in the community have worshipped and thanked God for the […]


Cleaning up after the fire

Life can change in an instant. Two weeks ago, our building was hit by fire. A lot has happened since then – physically and spiritually as we look to our […]


Fire guts library, investigation closes building

Barrie, Monday, February 20, 2023 – Just after 10:30 p.m. yesterday, Barrie Fire responded to a fire at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Owen St. in downtown Barrie. The fire […]