Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The first St. Jude's Anglican Church opened June 10, 1954 in London Township. The population in the area grew and in 1961, the area was annexed by the City of London. Growth continued and the parish is now at the center of a very large residential area.
In 1986, The Rev. John H. Chapman became rector. He went on to be Dean of Theology, Huron University College and is now Bishop of Ottawa.
With continued population growth, a larger building was needed. June 1, 1993, with the completion of a new building, service began in the old church and then the congregation proceeded to the new facility to complete the liturgy and officially begin worship.
Rector and Priest-in-Charge is the Rev. Phillip Uptgrove. Honourary Assistant is the Rev. Jack Beedle. Rev. Raquel Mack has been Youth Co-ordinator at St Jude's since February.