Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The first services for St. James' parish were held in the schoolhouse in 1834, 18 years before Ingersoll was incorporated as a village in 1852. Three members of the first council were also members of St. James' parish. A new church building was proposed in 1865 and the present building was completed in 1869.
Today, the congregation numbers 250 families and individuals. The rector is the Rev. Jim Carr. On January 31, 2008, Ted Winter was ordained a deacon (non stipendiary) with special responsibilities for outreach ministry at St. James, Ingersoll.