Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The congregation, orinally named St John's, was formed in 1852 and a oak log church built. This original building became the parish hall when the current church was built in 1891.
The name of the Parish was changed from St. John's to Epiphany, to commemorate the day the sod was turned in January 1891. In June, 1891 the cornerstone was laid by former Rector, Rev J W Ashman whose son is buried in front of the south wall of the church. On All Saints Day, Nov 1, 1891, Bishop Maurice Baldwin dedicated the church.
Behind the church in the cemetery is a Black Oak tree that is several hundred years old. Buried in the cemetery are many notable figures from Kingsville's history, including the King family. Colonel King was not only the town founder but also the first Warden of the parish.
The current rector is the Rev. Bryan Girling with honourary assistant Rev. Deacon Jane Piercy Ballard.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Christ Church, Dresden, Ontario
"Mr. Hughes is most usefully employed with every prospect of success at Dresden. I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Hughes. I anticipate that much good will result from his ministry among the fugitive slaves. He is a man of such sound sense and a true Christian spirit."
In 1867, Hughes' seven-year-old son laid the cornerstone of Christ Church with the church being finished in October 1868. .
Since 2002 Christ Church, Dresden has been part of the 6-point Parish of the Transfiguration. The rector is Rev. Stephen Demitroff with honourary assistant, Rev. Michelle Collins-Wongkee.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
There are nearly 500 parishioners on the parish roll and there is a large Sunday School and Nursery as well as a youth program. A major community outreach, Trinity Community Table, serves hot lunches, without charge, 3 days per week, all year round.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Among the three still active Anglican Churches in St Thomas is St John's. It was built more than 130 years ago and a new parish hall was constructed in 1986. Porter Hall is available to the public for wedding receptions, banquets, and is used on a regular basis by groups in the community.
The Rev'd Jim Innes was appointed rector to St. John's, St. Thomas effective November 1st 2007. He has been providing ministry to the parish on a part time basis since December 2006.
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