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Glengarry Congregational Church 1837

Glengarry Congregational Church 1837

Photos by contributors by David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Glengarry Congregational Church 1837

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of North Glengarry
In St. Elmo, on the north side of Concession 8
just west of Road 20, 4.0 km south of Highway 417

Coordinates: N 45 18.723 W 74 52.532


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Plaque Text

This log structure completed in 1837, is the oldest remaining chapel in Ontario built by the Congregationalists. Its first minister, the Reverend William McKillican (1776-1849), emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1816, and settled in Glengarry the following year. Here, in 1823, he established one of the earliest congregations of his denomination in Upper Canada and ministered throughout the surrounding region. He was succeeded by his son John (1824-1911) who first preached in this chapel in 1850, and was ordained here the following year. During the next sixty years local attendance diminished, and by about 1912 the building fell into disuse. In 1920 it was sold to the nearby Gordon Presbyterian Church.

Another plaque at this location
Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. 1871-1962



North Glengarry Plaques

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