Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock

Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock, OntarioThis Saturday, Sep 8 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, Sep 9 from 1pm to 4 pm, the Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock will one of many buildings open to the public in Oxford County as part of Doors Open Ontario. Another Anglican Church open the same hours is St John's, Otterville.

The Church of the Epiphany was formed when New St Paul's and Winniett, All Saints amalgamated after Winniet was deconsecrated in March 2006. In 1879, New St Paul's was built to replace Old St Paul's. In 1882, a portion of the congregation re-opened and moved back into the old building and today Old St Paul's remains an active parish.

The architecture of the Church of the Epiphany is neo-gothic. Inside are distinctive furnishings that are a unique blend of old and new and it has ornate stained glass windows. Outside the grounds of the Church of the Epiphany's Rectory have been enhanced by adding a Labyrinth, benches and several vegetable gardens.

The Curate, the Rev. Christine Downey, who with her family enhanced the grounds, is becoming Rector of Southern Trinity Parish (Christ Church, Colchester; St. Andrew's, Harrow and St. Alban's, Malden). She will be inducted by Bishop Bennett next Monday Sep 10 at 7pm at St. Andrew's, Harrow. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Dalice Sim, rector of St James' Church, St Marys and St Paul's, Kirkton.