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PHOTOS: Walls of 70-year-old Chilliwack church start to come down

Cheam View United Church hall at Yale Road and Spadina Avenue torn down

A portion of a 70-year-old Chilliwack church was demolished on Wednesday.

Crews with Clearview Demolition were on site at Cheam View United Church at the corner of Yale Road and Spadina Avenue where they were tearing down the hall next to the main church building on July 10.

According to crews on scene, the sanctuary will come down in about two weeks, after the stained glass windows have been removed.

The church has a long history in Chilliwack. The site was originally home to a new Chilliwack Methodist Church which was built in 1908. The Methodist Church entered into the United Church in 1925. In 1953, to accommodate a growing church community, construction began on a new and bigger church.

Then called Chilliwack United Church, it opened its doors in 1954. More than 65 years later, in 2020, Cheam View United Church was born when Chilliwack United amalgamated with Mt. Shannon United and Rosedale United.

Cheam View partnered with Mamele’awt Qweesome/To’o Housing Society to build a six-storey “mixed use” facility, featuring affordable housing for seniors and low-income residents.

Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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