Dundas Street United Church is located in the west end of Woodstock, as city of 34 000 people. Woodstock is located in the heart of South Western Ontario, at the junction of highways 401 and 403, 50 km east of London and 60 km west of Kitchener. Woodstock is the largest municipality in Oxford County, a county known for its rich farmland, and for its dairy and cash crop farming. As well as being “The Dairy Capital of Canada”, Woodstock also has a large industrial base, much of which is related to the auto manufacturing industry.
Dundas Street United Church is located on Dundas Street, the main street of Woodstock, in a mainly residential area. The church, built in 1889, is a red brick building artistically designed with a slate roof. The seating capacity of the sanctuary is approximately 500, along with the horseshoe-shaped balcony that will seat an additional 300.
The stained glass windows in the sanctuary were restored in 1985. The sanctuary is graced with a pipe organ, grand piano and a good sound system featuring wireless for the hearing impaired.
The hall on the lower level consists of Sunday School classrooms, three washrooms, nursery, lounge, stage, furnace room and newly renovated kitchen (2005).
In 1993, the Christian Education Building was built, joined onto the existing church building using the same type of brick. This building is two stories, with the upper floor consisting of the minister’s study, secretary’s office, boardroom, church parlour with library, small kitchen fully equipped, furnace room and two washrooms. The lower floor has a multi-functional room that is used for congregational meetings, banquets, luncheons and other activities which may include community based events. This building is air-conditioned and summer church worship services are held in the multi-functional room.
Our church has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. The well-lit paved parking lot has designated parking spaces for handicapped parking. There is a security system for the entire building and a central vacuum system