Jan. 18, 2013
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: Robbie Burns Celebration with Rant Maggie Rant

Jan. 12, 2013
The West Elgin Chronicle: A Celtic Celebration

Dec. 06, 2012
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: Mary Webb Centre Welcomes New Executive

Oct. 31, 2012
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: John McDermott trio at the Mary Webb Centre

June 5, 2012
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: Clayton Bellamy playing the Mary Webb Centre

May 1, 2012
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: WSO Delights Mary Webb Centre Audience
Feb. 21, 2012
CK Times.ca: Windsor Symphony Orchestra Part 2 of 3
Feb. 7, 2012
CK Times.ca: Multi-Award Winning Madison Violet is playing the Mary Webb Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11
Jan. 21, 2012
Your Wardsville Blog: Murray McLauchlan concert at Mary Webb Centre
Jan. 18, 2012
Chatham Daily News: McLauchlan to Play Highgate
Jan. 17, 2012
CBC.ca The Bridge: A veteran of the Canadian Music Scene comes to the Mary Webb Centre
Jan. 2, 2012
Your Wardsville Blog: Blog Enjoy Murray with 249 other folks…in Highgate!
December 13, 2011
CK Times.ca: Rant Maggie Rant, turns up the heat at Mary Webb Centre
Nov 30th, 2011
Chatham-Kent Daily Post:Silent Auction Bids Support Mary Webb Centre
Nov 22nd, 2011
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: String Quartet fills Mary Webb Centre with Music
June 2011
The Leader-Spirit:Singer McClelland performing at Mary Webb Centre June 11
Oct 18th, 2011
Chatham-Kent Daily Post: Tell The Mary Webb Centre What You Want In Future Programmes



Michael Schatte and His Band

Orange Blossom Special,’ August 27th, 2011, Live at The Mary Webb Centre
Highgate United, The Transformation of a Church
By Barry Stephenson
A film dealing with the closing and transformation of a United Church in Highgate, Ontario. Part of a film project titled Abandoned Sacred, “Highgate United: The Transformation of a Church,” is a companion piece to “Highgate: The Deconsecration of a Church,” by Ronald Grimes, also available through Vimeo’s Ritual Studies Group.Barry Stephenson holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University Calgary (2005). He is the author of two books, Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism, and Performing the Reformation: Public Ritual in the City of Luther. In his research, Stephenson uses ethnographic and visual methods to study lived-religion. Performing the Reformation includes a DVD of edited material of Luther-themed festivals and pilgrimage, shot in the field in Wittenberg, Germany. Recent film work includes “Highgate United,” a contribution to a field research project titled “Abandoned Sacred,” in collaboration with Ronald Grimes.Highgate: The Deconsecration of a Canadian Church (Revised version 2011-02-12)


by Ronald L. Grimes
A deconsecration service braided together with stories told by members of Highgate United Church. Community members in this rural Ontario town in Canada hope to convert the building into the Mary Webb Centre, a venue for artistic and cultural events. Simultaneously, Ontario Heritage Trust holds a conference about adaptive re-use of religious sites in the province.This video is part of “Abandoned Sacred”, a field research project conducted with Barry Stephenson. See his companion piece, “Highgate United:”vimeo.com/18807637.
A photographic study is available on Picasa at picasaweb.google.com/ronaldlgrimes/HighgateUnitedChurchHighgateOntarioCanada#

Highgate Decoration Day, 2010
by Ronald Grimes
The first Decoration Day service at Highgate after its deconsecration as a United Church place of worship.
From 1974–2008 Ron Grimes was Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he taught courses on religion and the performing arts, field research in the study of religion, and ritual studies. He was Professor of Ritual Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands from 2005-2010. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Colorado, the University of Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame University.  (See vimeo.com for full resume.)