Tuesday, July 24, 2007


St. George's, Middlesex Centre

Worship the Lord is the Beauty of HolinessThe first St George's Church was a frame building erected in 1841 in what was then called London Township. The Rev. Charles Crosbie Brough, the first rector of St. George's, was in charge of the whole region and had come to Upper Canada as a pioneer missionary among the Indians of Manitoulin Island. The current St George's building opened on August 18, 1869.

This parish celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 1991, when 5 new memorial stained glass windows were installed. Canon Littleford previously donated two of the windows: the Nativity in memory of his wife, and St. George in memory of his brother. During that year, the parish was visited by then Primate, the Most Rev Michael Geoffrey Peers (11th primate, 1986-2004).

St George's is in a 2-point parish with Grace Church, Ilderton. The 2 churches were first linked in 1906. The parish has also twinned with an Anglican parish, St.Chad’s, in the Diocese of Umthata. Umthata is in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Last August the parish held 2 joint services with St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, London visiting each other’s churches.

Sunday services are at 11 am. The rector is The Rev. Dr. Michael Peterson who also acts as Padre for the 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. Director of Music is Angus Sinclair accompanist to The Three Cantors.