Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Church of the Advent, Ridgetown

Church of the Advent, Ridgetown, OntarioRidgetown is one of the six congregations that make up the Parish of the Tranfiguration, part of the Kent Deanery.

The first Anglican service in Ridgetown was held on November 3, 1878 and the current building officially opened on July 5, 1885.

In 1955, Canon John Smith designed a scheme of windows that depict the life of Christ. The center panel in the East window depicts Christ Teaching. The north panel is of St. John and the south panel is of St. Paul. The other windows show the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus in the Carpenters shop, Jesus blessing the little children, the Baptismal window, the Sower's window and the Good Shepard window.