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Thanks for making it happen! Our "future" home in Wainfleet is now our NEW & future home!

We got the building permit in 2010 . . .

At left, John MacLelland, superintendent for Rankin Construction, which donated all the site work. On the right, Al Brouwer, contractor.

and construction began in Februrary . . .

The backhoe on the Wainfleet site

with strong foundations.

new Jericho House foundations

The May 15 "groundbreaking" . . .

Groundbreaking at Wainfleet, Ontario, May 15, 2010.

led to this by mid-June of 2010 . . .

Jericho House Wainfleet building construction - mid-June, 2010

with more progress in the next month . . .

stone wall - new Jericho House construction

and much more by November . . .

Jericho Wainfleet building in November 2010

with refinements in December  2010,

Installing the chapel lights, Jericho House, Wainfleet, Niagara Region.

a Niagara youth pastors' tour in early 2011,

Br. Bill Carrothers leads a January 2011 tour for Niagara Region youth pastors.

with this finished look on the inside

inside the new Jericho House, Wainfleet

 . . . at our white Christmas, a fitting gift

Christmas 2011 in the Carolinian forest seen from the chapel at Jericho House, Welland, Ontario.

Our 2012 tree planting modeled our plan,

Jericho House, with newly planted native trees (front and left).

Our home in use in early 2013rec room

Guelph hockey team in Jericho House recreation room

and in later 2013 for a youth gathering

ome participants in a youth gathering at Jericho House, Wainfleet, Ontario, in mid-2013.

The 2014 Youth Leadership Symposium

Christine Rougour presents to the 4th Annual Youth Leadership Symposium at Jericho House, Wainfleet, Ontario

On February 19, 2014, paraplegic graduate student Christine Rougoor progressed from her own story to inclusivity in her keynote

Looking out from the Jericho House games room, with the new porcelain tile that helps bring the forest in.

Summer 2014 brought a Jericho rainbow

Rainbow over Jericho House, August 2014

Welland's Sarah Lucaszczykkeynote at

Sarah Lucaszczyk, keynote speaker for the February 2015 leadership symposium

Feb. 25, 2016, Ryan Hreljac of Kemptville, ON, addressed the sixth Annual Leadership Symposium about leaders' empowering action.

Ryan addressing 2016 Youth Leadership Symposium

By July 2017, we completed a labyrinth.

Jericho House labyrinth

2018: From bell tower Turkey Vultures to

Turke Vultures on Jericho House bell tower

2019: Dressed in snow, the welcoming

Jericho house awaits its winter visitors.

In 2018, let's look back to the vision:

Wainfleet site 1

Come to Jericho House to see for yourself.

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The Wainfleet construction site


Brother Bill Carrothers (with a furlike hood that may look like long hair)


foundations with rebar


Listening to speech at "groundbreaking" for Jericho House,  Wainfleet


Jericho House Wainfleet - inside view, mid-June 2010


stonework at Jericho House, Wainfleet, July 2010


Inside Jericho House, Wainfleet, November 2010


Concrete walkways added for Jericho House, Wainfleet, Ontario.

and group use soon after that,

A 2011 youth group feels right at home in the new Jericho House building.

and from the outside, early on and . . .

the new Jericho House in Wainfleet, Ontario,from the outside

to top off a wondrous 2010-2011.

Christmas 2011 in the chapel at Jericho House.

"naturalization" now a Wainfleet bylaw.

Jericho House, Wainfleet, aerial photo, Novemeber 2012

and the quarry (hockey team retreat)

Yooung Guelph hockey team in front of the quarry in the conservation area adjoining the Jericho House property.

and annual ecology/spirituality retreat.

Some participants in an ecology-and-spirituality retreat at Jericho House, Niagara Region, Ontario, in mid-2013.

inclusivity in the improved facilities:

Youth leaders in discussion at the 2014 Youth Leadership Symposium at Jericho House.

to a hundred youth from Port Colborne, Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catherines, Markham, Maple, Thornhill and Guelph.

The improvements include the enclosed food serving area and the fireplace, which adds to the homey feeling.

and beds of flowers as the pot of gold.

Flower garden at Jericho House, July 2014

the 2015 Youth Leadership Symposium.

2015 youth leadership symposium at Jericho House, Wainfleet, Ontario

Since the age of 15, Ryan has led Ryan’s Well Foundation, enabling change for safer water and sanitation in developing countries.

Sixth Annual Symposium at Jericho House, Wainfleet, Ontario

Meanwhile, our gardens grew profuse.

Jericho House garden in 2017

labyrinth flora, Nature embraces us.

Jericho House labyrinthe

Jericho proclaimed a 9thEcology Retreat.

Invitation to 9th annual ecology retreat


Wainfleet site 2

To make a donation, contact:
Br. Bill Carrothers, cfc,
or Sr. Jacquie Keefe, css

Mailing address:
Jericho House
10845 Rathfon Road
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada  L3K 5V4

Phone: (905) 834-0553
Fax: (905) 834-5230

Wainfleet site 3

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Wainfleet site 5

Construction timeline
Oct. 2009: Environmental approval
Oct. 2009
: Drawing completion
Dec. 2009
: Site plan application

Jan. 2010 Building permit application
Jan.–Feb. 2010
: Grading, site servicing
March 2010
: Foundation work
April–June 2010
: Building structure
July 2010
: Building watertight
Aug.–Sept. 2010
: Interior finishing
Oct.Dec. 2010
: Exterior finishing
Jan. 2011
: Building occupancy!

Copyright Jericho House Youth Leadership, Justice and Spirituality Centre, Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada.
Jericho House is a place for meetings, conferences, retreats, recollection, and quiet time in the Niagara Region.