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St. John's Anglican Church 1823

St. John's Anglican Church 1823

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

St. John's Anglican Church 1823

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

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In Richmond, on the northwest corner of
Fowler Street and York Street
4 blocks south of Perth Street (Road 10)


Coordinates: N 45 11.230 W 75 50.109

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Plaque Text

On this site stood the first church to be commenced in what is now Carleton County. Among the pioneers who formed the Richmond Military Settlement in 1818 were many Anglicans, and in 1822 the Rev. John Byrne was appointed to minister the members of that communion in Richmond and March. The original St. John's Church, a frame and stone structure was begun in 1823, and the following year Byrne established residence in Richmond, where he served until his death in 1828. He was succeeded in 1828 by the Rev. Robert Short through whose efforts the church was completed by 1830. The present St. John's was built to replace the first church in 1859-60.

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