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Christ Church 1838

Christ Church 1838

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Christ Church 1838

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

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the northeast corner of Carp Road and McGee Side Road
street number 3008, 4.8 km north of Highway 417 exit 144


Coordinates: N 45 18.854 W 75 59.863

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Plaque Text

This handsome stone church, in the style of the early Gothic Revival, was built by A. Thomas Christie on land donated by John Cavanagh, one of Huntley township's earliest landholders. Aided by a substantial contribution from Colonel Arthur Lloyd, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars who had settled in neighbouring March township, the building was completed in 1838. The earliest Anglican settlers were served by missionaries posted in Hull and subsequently in March. The union of the Huntley and March parishes continued until the appointment of the Reverend James Godfrey as Rector of Huntley in 1853. Although the interior has been extensively altered, the building stands as a memorial to the original Anglican settlers.

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