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St. John's Church

St. John's Church

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

St. John's Church

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The City of Windsor
On the southeast corner of Sandwich Street and Brock Street


Coordinates: N 42 17.973 W 83 04.618

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Plaque Text

Following the cession of Detroit to the United States in 1794, and the withdrawal of the British garrison two years later, many residents moved to the Canadian side of the river where they founded the community of Sandwich. Early Anglican services were conducted there by Richard Pollard, sheriff of the Western District. In 1802 he was ordained a deacon and appointed missionary to the settlement. By 1807, a log church had been erected, but it was destroyed by American troops during the War of 1812. It was replaced in 1818-19 by a larger structure which forms a portion of the present church.

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