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Christ Church

Christ Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

Christ Church

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Municipality of North Grenville
In Burritt's Rapids, on the north side of
Road 2 just east of Road 3


Coordinates: N 44 59.020 W 75 47.911

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Plaque Text

Begun in 1831 and completed the following year, this frame church was designed in the Gothic Revival style, customarily used in churches of that period. The Anglican congregation had been formed about 1822 in this part of Marlborough and Oxford Townships, where the earliest settlers on the Rideau had located. It was ministered to by the Reverend Robert Blakey, Rector of Prescott, until 1829 when the Reverend Henry Patton was appointed missionary to the region. Under his guidance plans were made to erect a house of worship. In 1830 David Burritt donated land for a church and a burying ground at the rapids bearing his name. In 1834 the church was consecrated as Christ Church by the Right Reverend Charles James Stewart, Bishop of Quebec.

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> Posted August 16, 2015
Hello there, I've been working on some family history and came across this website. My fourth great grandfather is Reverend Robert Blakey. If there is anything anyone can share with me I would love to hear/read it. I hope to make a trip out that way sometime in the near future to visit his grave and those of other ancestors. I hope to hear from you.
Sincerely, J. Brown jenmbrown1976@gmail.com




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