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St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

Photos by contributor Albert Joseph - Posted August, 2011

St. Paul's Church

Plaque Location

The County of Haliburton
Township of Minden Hills
In Minden, in front of the church
at 19 Invergordon Avenue/North Water Street
just east of Bobcaygeon Road


Coordinates: N 44 55.611 W 78 43.480

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Plaque Text

In 1865, in response to a proposal of the Canadian Land and Emigration Company, the Church of England in Canada established the Minden Mission. The Company, which had purchased ten townships in the district, agreed to assist in supporting a missionary and that same year the Reverend Frederick Burt was appointed. A native of England, Burt had earlier served as missionary in Montreal and in Huntingdon, Quebec. At the village of Minden, which soon became the centre of his mission, Burt first conducted services in a schoolhouse, but about 1868 construction was begun on this simple frame church. It was designed in the Gothic style and remained largely unaltered until 1947 when the tower and the parish hall were added.

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