Searching!

Many people have asked us what the original St. Raphaels church looked like. We have a fine painting by Glengarry artist Stuart McCormick to show the exterior and a black and white photo of the interior but lack one in colour. We would be delighted to hear from anyone...

Memorial Plaques

Anyone who has had the opportunity to visit the Ruins will have admired the list of donors that are mounted on the north wall. Many of the names are those of the early families of the area or were added as a memorial tribute to a friend or relative who has died. If...

The Ruins Today

The final stabilization work is complete and the survival of this place for our people is assured. In all, $1,5000,000 was expended on the finely-engineered project.

Policy re Weddings in the Ruins

*UPDATE - February 2017* We're pleased to announce that the Ruins are now available for wedding ceremonies, as well as wedding photos. For more information, or to inquire about the availability of your date please contact Diana as indicated below.   We have had...

Photo Gallery!

Now you can see the ruins from your computer - although nothing stirs the heart like a trip to the Ruins themselves! We have added several photos of the ruins in a photo gallery. The photos include interior and exterior shots, including an example of the stabilization...

From the Ashes of St. Raphael’s

The following article was written by Kathleen Hay of the Standard-Freeholder on April 18, 1999. Out of the ashes of St. Raphael's Church has risen a flourishing, community-minded group. The Friends of the Ruins was organized in 1995 following a public outcry that the...