Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 

St John's Anglican, St Thomas, Ontario

St John's Anglican, St Thomas, OntarioThe first Anglican Church in St Thomas, Ontario was constructed between 1822 and 1824, about 12 years after the village was founded. Old St Thomas Church, which was used continuously until 1877, was restored in 1986 and can be rented.

Among the three still active Anglican Churches in St Thomas is St John's. It was built more than 130 years ago and a new parish hall was constructed in 1986. Porter Hall is available to the public for wedding receptions, banquets, and is used on a regular basis by groups in the community.

The Rev'd Jim Innes was appointed rector to St. John's, St. Thomas effective November 1st 2007. He has been providing ministry to the parish on a part time basis since December 2006.