Tuesday, November 27, 2007

 

Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville, Ontario

Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville, OntarioKingsville, Ontario (2006 pop. 20,908) is 30 km from Windsor on the north shore of Lake Erie.

The congregation, orinally named St John's, was formed in 1852 and a oak log church built. This original building became the parish hall when the current church was built in 1891.

The name of the Parish was changed from St. John's to Epiphany, to commemorate the day the sod was turned in January 1891. In June, 1891 the cornerstone was laid by former Rector, Rev J W Ashman whose son is buried in front of the south wall of the church. Kingsville CemeteryOn All Saints Day, Nov 1, 1891, Bishop Maurice Baldwin dedicated the church.

Behind the church in the cemetery is a Black Oak tree that is several hundred years old. Buried in the cemetery are many notable figures from Kingsville's history, including the King family. Colonel King was not only the town founder but also the first Warden of the parish.

The current rector is the Rev. Bryan Girling with honourary assistant Rev. Deacon Jane Piercy Ballard.