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St. Paul's Church 1834

St. Paul's Church 1834

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

St. Paul's Church 1834

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

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The City of Woodstock
At the church on the north side of
Dundas Street just east of Huron Street


Coordinates: N 43 07.929 W 80 44.775

Map

Plaque Text

This church was completed in 1834 shortly after the founding of the community. It was financed through the efforts of Admiral Henry Vansittart and constructed under the direction of his agent, Andrew Drew R.N. The Admiral also pledged maintenance of its first incumbent, the Rev. William Bettridge, who served the congregation 1834-79. During the Rebellion of 1837 the building became a temporary jail for prisoners captured by local militia. St. Paul's was consecrated in 1838 by Bishop G. J. Mountain. The Chancel was added to the original structure in 1843 and the transepts in 1851.

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