Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Benjamin Cronyn had stopped in London in 1832 en route to Adelaide Township and was persuaded to stay in the emerging district capital. He quickly became rector of St Paul's and St John's (Arva) and chaplain to both the local British garrison and the district jail.
Cronyn founded 101 parishes during his episcopate. Strongly evangelical in his theology he came into conflict with the more tractiturn (restoring traditional Catholic practices) traditions of Trinity College in Toronto, and founded Huron College in 1863.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The present building was completed in 1869. The congregation now numbers 250 families and individuals.
Since 2001 the church has been the home of the Ingersoll Choral Society. Formed in 1990 by the organists of the Roman Catholic and Baptist Churches they are an ecumenical group with 50 members.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
In 1994 a new parish hall was built and is open for the use of community groups and families. The church building itself was re-pointed and restored in 2000.
The collection of canned goods for the local foodbank takes place every Sunday and parishioner pocket change goes to Sleeping Children Around the World.
Since 2002 St Matthew's has been part of the 6-point Parish of the Transfiguration. Rector is Rev Stephen Demitroff and Associate is Rev Michelle Collins-Wongkee.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Uncertain border conditions, the War of 1812-14 and Rev Pollard's own imprisonment until 1815 prevented any permanent church building going up. The original stone church was opened in 1821 three years before Rev. Pollard's death. It was replaced in 1876 by the present wooden Church.
Christ Church, Colchester is now part of a three-point parish with St Albans, Malden and St Andrews, Harrow.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Grace Anglican Church is the oldest Christian congregation in Brantford, Ontario with the first building being erected in 1832. The present building was built in 1856 and a memorial tower added in 1917-18. Shown right is detail from the Chapel Window.
December 1, 2003 Grace Church merged with St. Stephen’s Church, Brantford. The St. Stephen’s church building was sold but its website is still online.
The rector is David Ponting. Ordained in 1996, from 1999 to 2005 he was the Director of Stewardship and Financial Development for the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. Prior to entering the priesthood Rev. Ponting worked in the Marketing departments of consumer packaged goods such as Crayola Crayons and also spent four years with a large multi-national advertising agency. His book From Scarcity to Abundance: A Complete Guide to Parish Stewarship was published in September 2005.
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