Ownership and Management Structure

The Spire is owned by The United Church of Canada under the trusteeship of Sydenham Street United Church.

The relationship between Friends of The Spire Inc. and the Sydenham Street congregation is defined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the parties.

A Business Management Group (BMG), as outlined in the MOU, is responsible for management of The Spire.  The BMG is composed of four appointees by the SSU congregation and three appointees by Friends of The Spire Inc.  The BMG is responsible for operating The Spire on a financially sustainable basis

Friends of The Spire Inc. raises funds for building improvement projects at The Spire as identified by the BMG.  As well, Friends promotes the use of The Spire as a community hub and provides special events and programs for the community.


Business Management Group

Walter Shmid (Chair)
Liz Bates
Steve Campbell
Marilyn Huffman
Anita Mercier
Murray Rielly
Jack Soule

Friends Board of Directors

Steve Campbell (Chair)
Bruce Hutchinson (Past Chair)
Rob Ivimey (Treasurer)
Elspeth Deir (Secretary)
Liz Bates
Cynthia Beach
Ian Malcolm
Anita Mercier
Jack Soule

Join us at the Spire

Contact Us

613.542.9616 ex. 202

82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3H4

Visit Us

We are located on the corner of Sydenham and William Streets in Downtown Kingston

Office Hours

M-F: 9am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Program areas open as scheduled