Tuesday, June 03, 2008


St. Paul's, Point Edward, Ontario

St. Paul's Anglican, Point Edward, OntarioPoint Edward (2006 pop 2,019) is adjacent to Sarnia, Ontario. It sits opposite Port Huron, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Clair River that it is linked to by the Blue Water Bridge, built in 1938 and twinned in 1997.

This Anglican church was built in 1868. In 1902, the building was moved to its present location by teams of horses. In 1956, a parish hall was erected at the rear of the church.

St. Paul's Point Edward has been long-time known as the Mariner's Church. In 2006, Rev. Grace Coleman Anthony was appointed the first chaplain of Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Central and Arctic Region. The CCGA's main purpose is search and rescue. It is a volunteer organization and most often, their members arrive first on a scene to aid in a time of distress.