May Words - Church  by farmreporter

May Words - Church

Yes - this is (or was) actually a church! It is on the site of the first Roman Catholic log church (20' x 24') built by the United Empire Loyalists in 1784.
The church and its congregation have strong ties to the early history of the province. In fact, the Parish Hall was used as a hospital in the War of 1812. The St. Andrews Church building, as it stands today, was built in 1860. It in the Gothic style, featuring a lofty bell tower and spire. The recreated ‘Log Church’ is a replica of one of the first Catholic churches in Upper Canada. The first settlers to the parish arrived in the 1780s from New York state. Rev. Roderick MacDonell of Leek arrived from Scotland in 1785. The majority of early settlers to the parish were United Empire Loyalists and others seeking asylum in British North America (Canada) after the American Revolution. One of the largest groups to settle were members of the K.R.R.N.Y. (Kings Royal Regiment of New York).
How tiny is this!
May 31st, 2018  
So wonderful and, so old!
May 31st, 2018  
It is a beautiful old church. It is nice that it is still in use.
May 31st, 2018  
May 31st, 2018  
Interesting history. Living in the States, I'm used to hearing only our history.
June 1st, 2018  
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