Tuesday, June 24, 2008


St James', Cambridge, Ontario

Inside St James' Anglican, Cambridge, OntarioSt James Anglican Church began in 1882 as a mission of Trinity Anglican Church, Galt.   The first services were conducted in the Royal Templars' Hall then later in the Temperance Hall.   The Parish of St. James was organized in 1884 and 9 years later the cornerstone was laid for a church building.   That building at 30 Harvey Street, Hespeler was dedicated on October 28, 1893 by Bishop Maurice Baldwin of the Diocese of Huron.   The first church was closed in 1990 when the current building was erected at 520 Ellis Road.

Rector is the Rev. Canon George Ferris who was in charge of the committee planning for last year's Diocese of Huron's Sesquicentenial Service at the John Labatt Centre.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Holy Trinity Anglican, Lucan, Ontario

Holy Trinity Anglican, LucanThe village of Lucan, Ontario is 22km northwest of London and since 1999 part of the township of Lucan Biddulph (2006 pop. 4,187).   A $510,000 museum on local history is being built that will open next May.   The best known historical event is the 1880 massacre of five of the Black Donnellys on a farm just outside the village.

On June 22, Holy Trinity Church, Lucan will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the present building.   There will be a worship service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a dinner at 12:30 p.m.

Rector is Rev. Sue McCullough.   Holy Trinity is in a 2-point charge with St James Church, Clandeboye located 4 km west of Lucan.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


St James Anglican, Parkhill, Ontario

St James Anglican, Parkhill, OntarioRegular Anglican services began in 1869 conducted by a theological student in a wooden structure. The present building was erected in 1874 with the bell-tower and the Parish Hall built in 1914.

The church supports a number of outreach programs: the local food bank, the Primates Hunger Fund, St. Monica House, Kitchener, and Sleeping Children Around The World.

St. Mary's Anglican, Brinsley, OntarioThe Rector is the Rev'd Gregory Little who is Regional Dean of Medway. The Parish is a two point charge with St. Mary's, Brinsley.

Parkhill is northwest of London, Ontario. Parkhill, Brinsley and other communities were amalgamated into the new Municipality of North Middlesex (2006 pop 6,740) in 2001.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


St. Paul's, Point Edward, Ontario

St. Paul's Anglican, Point Edward, OntarioPoint Edward (2006 pop 2,019) is adjacent to Sarnia, Ontario. It sits opposite Port Huron, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Clair River that it is linked to by the Blue Water Bridge, built in 1938 and twinned in 1997.

This Anglican church was built in 1868. In 1902, the building was moved to its present location by teams of horses. In 1956, a parish hall was erected at the rear of the church.

St. Paul's Point Edward has been long-time known as the Mariner's Church. In 2006, Rev. Grace Coleman Anthony was appointed the first chaplain of Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Central and Arctic Region. The CCGA's main purpose is search and rescue. It is a volunteer organization and most often, their members arrive first on a scene to aid in a time of distress.