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St. Mark's Church 1843

St. Mark's Church 1843

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

St. Mark's Church 1843

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

St. Mark's Church 1843

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
In front of the church on the east side of Main Street,
north of Wellington Street, west off Road 15


Coordinates: N 44 14.594 W 76 27.757

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Plaque Text

This church, a fine example of the early style of Gothic Revival architecture, was built with the aid of funds subscribed by the British Admiralty and by settlers at Barriefield, many of whom had been employees of the Royal Navy dockyard at Navy Bay. John Bennett Marks, a naval paymaster, donated the land for a site. The corner-stone was laid by Bishop John Strachan, July 10, 1843, and the church, designed by Alfred Brunel, was opened by Archdeacon George Okill Stuart, July 7, 1844. The first rector, the Reverend John Pope, served from 1844-1846. The church was consecrated by the Rt. Reverend John Travers Lewis, first Bishop of Ontario, September 25, 1862.

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