Wednesday, November 14, 2012

St. John Anglican Church, Crapaud - 1902

     I was out to Crapaud on Saturday past to the 158th Diocesan Church Society of Prince Edward Island Annual Meeting and picked up this little booklet of the Parish's history.
     On page 13 is a brief history of the present church...

     "Rev. A.W. Daniel succeeded Rev. Johnstone in October, 1888 and remained until 1895.  A number of Rectors came and went from hereafter.  At the Annual Meeting held on April 16, 1900, a committee was appointed to solicit funds for the building of a new Church.  The Rev. Charles R. Cumming became Rector in 1901, when the present Church building was completed.
     The Foundation stone of the present St. John's Church was laid on Sept. 9, 1901 by the Venerable T.B. Reagh, Archdeacon of P.E.I. ad Rector of Milton.  The services were conducted by the Rev. C.R. Cumming, Rector, and addresses delivered by the Hon. Sir Louis Davies, K.C.M.G., Mr. Justice Fitzgerald, D.C.L., and Judge Warburton, D.C.L.
     On Sunday, October 1902, the Church was dedicated to the worship of Almighty God by the Right Rev. Frederick Courtney, Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia.  The contractors were Messers. John Lemuel, and Samuel Haslam.  The architect of the building was the late William Harris of Charlottetown.
     The Rev. J.W. Godfrey became Rector in 1906.  The Church was consecrated on Sunday, July 14, 1907 by the Right Rev. Clarendon Lamb Worrell.  The Bishop preached at both morning and evening services on that day.  The services were conducted by the Rector the Rev. J.W. Godfrey.

     I took this photos of St. John's Church on October 2009 - this is the southeast view - the church his located on the TransCanada Hwy on the east side of Crapaud.
     The photos below were taken on Saturday, Nov. 10th  - it's a challenge to get a good shot of the church as you have to stand in the middle of the highway to get it!!
Below: West/Rear view of Church.
Below: Interior view looking north towards altar.
Below: Winter Photos taken on February 19, 2007

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