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St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

St. Paul's Church

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
On the south side of Road 2, street number 107
2.4 km east of Shanly Road (Road 22) in Cardinal

Coordinates: N 44 48.057 W 75 21.794


Plaque Text

In 1828 Richard Duncan Fraser, the son of an early Loyalist settler, Thomas Fraser, donated land here for the building of a church to serve the Anglicans in this area. Their minister, the Reverend J.G. Weagandt, the missionary stationed at Williamsburgh, was the former Lutheran who had become embroiled in a bitter local controversy when, in 1812, he persuaded his congregations in Williamsburgh and Osnabruck to adopt the Anglican faith. Under his guidance, a stone church was erected here by 1833. Despite the efforts of other early pastors, the Rev. J.G.B. Lindsay and the Rev. E. Boswell, the congregation remained small. In 1872 a new St. Paul's Church was built in nearby Cardinal and, except for this tower, the old structure was taken down.

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Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Plaques

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