I wasn't the only person in the sanctuary that day, but the quiet of the place really struck me as I wandered about, taking photographs. I was lucky to have the time; the Church Of Our Lady Immaculate is spending a good part of this year having work done in the interior. In regards to an earlier comment, the location was granted to the Catholic bishop Alexander Macdonnell by the town founder, John Galt. The first church built here burned down, the second was erected in its wake, and the present church was erected as a larger and grander work years later.
The church is in the Gothic Revival style, designed by the Irish Canadian architect Joseph Connolly, who designed churches in Britain, Ireland, and here. Our Lady Immaculate is considered his best work, and has been designated a National Historic Site.
The organ stands at the back of the sanctuary, or the front, depending on your point of view. The main entrance is beneath it.
This view from the nave looks back to the entrance.
Tomorrow I'll be finishing up this winter tour of Guelph, and on the first of the month, we have ourselves a CDP Theme Day. The theme is Squares.