Saint Mary's Cottage

Saint Mary's Cottage

Saint Mary's Church is blessed to have ownership of a retreat centre, Saint Mary's Cottage. The cottage is located within 45 minutes of the church, and is usable by the church for a variety of activities, including Seniors day trips, Sunday School trips, Youth retreats, and Spiritual Day trips. The cottage is furnished with sleeping accommodations, and has a recreational room for indoor play, and is surrounded by scenic wooded areas for outdoor play & nature enjoyment.

Access to the cottage can be via Highway 416 from Ottawa, or Highway 401 coming from elsewhere. It is close to tourist attractions such as an Apple Picking orchard with wagon rides and a corn maze (at Mountain Orchards), and a public beach.

All visitors are asked to respect the blessings of the Lord, to take good care of the cottage furnishings, and keep it clean after visiting. At least one (ideally two) responsible servants need to be present during visits to the cottage.

If you wish to schedule activities or spiritual services, kindly contact Bishoy Samy Alfy at church, or via email at, or by phone at +1-613-262-9122.

Bookings need to be made at least 3 weeks in advance, as there are lots of requests throughout the year.

Driving Directions from Church

  • Start with a Prayer
  • Turn left on Canfield out of the Church parking
  • Turn right on Greenbank
  • Turn right on West Hunt Club
  • Take ramp onto Highway 416 South
  • Continue for approximately 60km
  • Take Exit 12 (County Road 21) toward Leeds and Grenville/Spencerville
  • Turn right onto County Road 21
  • Continue for approximately 15km
  • The same road turns into "Stewart Rd / County Road 18" then Gilmour Rd
  • Arrive at 10618 Gilmour on the right