Wednesday, August 16, 2006


St Matthew's, Florence, Ontario

St Matthew's, Florence, OntarioFlorence has a population of 200 and is located on the Sydenham River in Lambton County. St Matthew's is now the only church in the village and has a weekly attendance of about 30.

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.