One of the oldest churches in Upper Canada celebrated its 200th anniversary last month.
St. John’s Anglican Church at 72 Fowler Street in Richmond was built in 1823. The church was built to serve the residents of the Richmond military settlement, who had formed the community just a few years earlier.
The original church was a stone and frame structure that was completed in 1830. The church was rebuilt in 1859-60 to replace the original structure.
The anniversary at St. John was a celebration of the church’s rich history serving the community. Many of the church’s old artifacts and photos were on display, as was a list of the various rectors from the church over the past two centuries. There were period costumes worn by many, as the different eras of the church were celebrated.
Featured Image: The Manotick Brass was on hand to provide entertainment, playing music conducive to the occasion.