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St. John's Church 1834

St. John's Church 1834

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

St. John's Church 1834

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough
On the north side of Hunter Street across from Queen Street

Coordinates: N 44 18.396 W 78 19.082


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Plaque Text

An Anglican congregation was formed in Peterborough by the Rev. Samuel Armour in 1826. Services were held in a schoolhouse until the building of St. John's which was begun in 1834 and opened in the summer of 1836. Designed by Joseph Scobell and assisted by financial contributions from England and Ireland, it is a fine example of Early English Gothic Revival architecture. In 1882 it was extensively renovated. The first rector was the Rev. R. H. D'Olier, a native of Dublin, Ireland who served until 1835. St. John's is the oldest remaining church in Peterborough County and has been in continuous use since its opening.


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