Wednesday, November 01, 2006


St. Luke’s, Broughdale, London, Ontario

St. Luke’s, Broughdale, OntarioToday is the 100th anniversary of the opening of St Luke's, Broughdale on All Saints' Day, 1906. Anglicans in the growing subdivsion of Brough, now part of London, had been worshipping in a mission church of St. John’s, Arva. The decision to build the church was made in February 1906, the foundation stone laid in July and the building completed 4 months later.

To celebrate the centennial year there has been a series of concerts that end this Friday with Alfredo Caxaj and his Latin Jazz ensemble. On Sunday there will be a 1906 style service celebrating All Saints Day. The differences in familiar prayers and order of service will show the subtle change in the Anglican service over the last 100 years.

Rector of St Luke's, Broughdale is The Ven. Jane Humphreys, Archdeacon of Middlesex.