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Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Church of the Holy Trinity

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
In Chippawa, on Portage Road at Norton Street
east of the bridge over the Welland River

Coordinates: N 43 03.725 W 79 03.442


Plaque Text

A frame church was built here following the arrival in 1820 of an Anglican missionary, the Reverend William Leeming. It was burned on the night of September 12-13, 1839, by supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie who crossed the Niagara River from New York State. The present church was designed by John Howard and built with the aid of private subscriptions and government assistance. The corner-stone was laid in 1841 by Bishop John Strachan. Among the well known persons who worshipped here were: Jenny Lind, the famous singer, in 1851; Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), in 1860; and Laura Secord, a parishioner, who died in 1868.

Related Ontario plaque
Mackenzie's Crossing 1837



Other Plaques in Chippawa
The Founding of Chippawa
Fort Chippawa, 1791
Raid on Fort Schlosser 1813

Niagara Falls Plaques

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