Friday, September 14, 2012

1838 St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Rustico

     Last evening we surely enjoyed a lecture inside St. Augustine Church in Rustico by Prince Edward Island Architecture and Art Historian, Reg Porter.  It was a pleasure to listen to Reg and see his Power Point Presentation and be in the church to look around and see the details he was referring to.
     Here's a brochure available inside the Church.
     Below are a few photos I have taken over the years of the church and other misc. images of interest.
 Below: After an ice storm - the Barachois Inn sits to the left of the church.
Below Photo:s from on an early spring day.
 Below:  the Parochial House - built around 1850.
 Below:  Image of St. Augustine church from Meecham's 1880 Atlas.
 Below: displays from the Farmers Bank Museum.
 Below:  Convent at Rustico adjacent to St. Augustine Church - burned in early 1930's.
 The Present Convent built in 1932.  Today used as a place of retreat, called Belcourt Centre.
 Below: old photo taken in the backyard of the present day Barachois Inn.
 Below:  Earliest known photos of the church.  cf. Farmers Bank Museum.
 Below: My sketch of this historic area of Rustico.
Below: St. Augustine Church and the Farmers Bank Museum.
 Below: Pioneer Cemetery with St. Augustine in the background.


  1. Thank you Carter for having this here.

  2. Hi folks

    Wondered if anyone had details about a pioneer cemetery in north Rustico. I recently found a marking with coordinates in a PEI Atlas. It seems there are no stones but i wondered if it is french catholic as well. It would be nice if someone marked the spot again.