Diocesan Archives

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St. John the Evangelist, Lancaster— Deanery of East Ontario

At first, we do not see that we are being watched.  But sooner or later we notice the clergyman staring directly at us. He is ...
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Archives to the rescue

Generally, the work of the Archives does not have the same urgency as the Anglican Community Ministries such as Belong Ottawa, Cornerstone or Centre 105 ...
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All Saints, Petawawa — Deanery of the Northwest

Petawawa is first mentioned in 1887 as a station of the Anglican Upper Ottawa Mission, based at Pembroke. A cornerstone for a church at Petawawa ...
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Saint Matthias, Ottawa — Ottawa West Deanery

Here we see the massive structure of the Church of Saint Matthias taking shape, with construction well underway in Nepean Township in 1948. What may ...
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Saint John the Evangelist, Ottawa

Here we are in downtown Ottawa in the mid to late 1870s in the upper storey of a building on Rideau Street, looking north along ...
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Saint Alban, Mattawa — Pembroke Deanery

Mattawa had always been regarded as an important place, serving as a jumping off place from the settled area of Upper Canada on the upper ...
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15. Archives - March 2023

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What are we to make of Saint Mark’s Church, Avonmore, viewed here as photographed in the mid twentieth century?  It looks so pristine, so perfect, ...
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Saint James, Perth

Anglican worship at Perth formally dates back to 1819 when the Rev. Michael Harris, a War of 1812 veteran, arrived to minister to a huge ...
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Saint Peter’s, Purdy

Neither the place name Bangor nor Purdy appears in traditional accounts or maps of the parishes and missions of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. It ...
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