Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Christ Church, Colchester, Ontario

Christ Church, Colchester, OntarioChrist Church, Colchester was founded in June 1805 with the first service being held in a log cabin. Services were conducted by Rev. Richard Pollard, Chaplain at Fort Malden. Fort Malden located at Amherstburg on the Detroit River was headquarters for the Right Division of the British Army.

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.