Tuesday, February 10, 2009
St John's Anglican Church, Woodhouse
The first log church in Woodhouse was built in 1821. The church was shortly destroyed by fire and a new church, with steeple and belfry, was built in 1824. It was destroyed by fire in 1874 and the new St John's was completed in 1875. This church burned in 1912 and the present church was constructed and consecrated in 1914.
Bishop Bob Bennett's first parish assignment was in 1974 as Deacon in Charge of St John's, Woodhouse, St John's, Simcoe and Memorial Church, Port Ryerse.
Today, St John's is part of the Parish of Long Point Bay with St John's, Port Rowan, Memorial Church, Port Ryerse and St Andrews-By-the Lake, Turkey Point. Rector is Rev. Tony Bouwmeester.