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Christ Church 1843

Christ Church

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
On South Church Lane at street #52
1.5 km from Highway 49 via east on Bayshore Road (Road 16)
then north on South Church Lane

Coordinates: N 44 11.122 W 77 04.420


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Plaque Text

The Mohawks, allies of the British during the American Revolution, settled permanently in Canada following that conflict. A party led by Capt. John Deserontyon landed here in 1784 and constructed a chapel shortly thereafter. The church's historic Communion Plate is part of a gift presented to the Mohawks in 1712 by Queen Anne. In 1798 King George III gave to the chapel, which became known as a "Chapel Royal," a triptych, bell and Royal Coat-of-Arms. The first permanent chaplain, the Reverend Saltern Givens, was appointed in 1831 and, during his incumbency, the present structure was built by the Mohawks in 1843. Although damaged by fire in 1906, Christ Church appears today essentially as originally constructed.

Other plaques at this location
Christ Church, Her Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk
Oronhyatekha 1841-1907
Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin) (1841-1907)

Related Ontario plaque
Her Majesty's Chapel of the Mohawks



Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Plaques

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