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Trinity Anglican Church 1836

Trinity Anglican Church 1836

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Trinity Anglican Church 1836

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Bayham
In Port Burwell, on the northeast corner of
Pitt and Strachan streets


Coordinates: N 42 38.744 W 80 48.211

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Plaque Text

This frame building was begun in 1836 and completed the following year. An example of simple early Gothic revival architecture, this church was constructed as a result of the interest and substantial financial assistance of Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell (1785-1846). A noted land surveyor, Burwell was the founder of this community and served as a justice of the peace and a member of the legislative assembly. The Venerable John Strachan, Archdeacon of York, preached the first sermon in Trinity Church and the first resident clergyman to serve its congregation was the Reverend Thomas B. Read.

Related Ontario plaques
Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell 1783-1846
Right Reverend John Strachan 1778-1867

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