Below is the c.1886 Rectory of Eglise de Saint-Philippe et Saint-Jacque Parish, Egmont Bay. I took these photos on March 25, 2010 just before they tour down the grand old church. To get the rear views of the rectory and church I took the little short road behind the church called, Rennes Road.
On April 23rd, 2017 at 10am Christ Church will celebrate their 175th anniversary with a celebration service. The church, situated on Pownal Bay, was built in a grove of pine trees and today sits in a picturesque rural farming community. The service will be officiated by the current Priest-in-Charge Rev. Dr. G. Wayne Short along with the Diocesan Bishop Ron Cutler. The church is located at 100 Cherry Valley Cove Rd.
Christ Church Anglican is valued for its Georgian-style
architecture, for its associations with United Empire Loyalist settlement in
PEI, the history of the Anglican church on PEI, and for its contribution to the
community of Cherry Valley. The
community of Cherry Valley was established in the 1780’s by United Empire
Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution.
Cherry Valley may have received its name from James Lewis Hayden
(1749-1832) who named it for the town in Ulster County, New York where he was
born. Cherry Valley, New York is notable
in American history for being the site of the Cherry Valley Massacre, which
took place in 1778 during the American Revolution. The eldest daughter of James Lewis Hayden,
Margaret, was married to Major Joseph Beer (1754-1810), an ensign of the 5th
Battalion of the King’s Rangers. The
Beers and Hayden families played a central role in the establishment of Christ
Church Anglican. The church land was
donated by the Beers family and the contractor who built the church in 1842 was
Thomas Beers, grandson of Joseph Beers.
The known carpenters were Thomas Tweedy and a Mr. Storey. The church was built under the direction of
Frederick Downe Panter who was the first rector. Christ Church Anglican, Cherry Valley
combines many original Georgian-style elements such as the simple gabled roof,
the large eave returns and wide corner boards on the body and the sacristy with
Gothic-inspired elements such as the arched windows are found on the south
elevation. Gingerbread trim on the south
and east eaves and the tower and Gothic steeple which was added around
1900. The north elevation was extended
by a small addition in the 1970s. Christ
Church Anglican in Cherry Valley continues to be an important part of the
landscape of its community.
This old barn is located on the Cheese Factory Road in Alma - it was built by Ralph Rennie back in the early 1950's when he and Blanche were first married. Roy and Carol (Williams) Cotton bought the farm in the 1960's and lived her until a few years ago. Today the farm is owned by Ralph's son and grandsons.
On a trip East last week I took the 48 Road to Cardigan - when I passed the sign pointing to Lorne Valley I thought I'd drive in to see the church and the school. My first time in this small rural community. From the 48 Road I took the Nicholson Road (Rte. 356) to the T-intersection with the Lorne Valley Road (Rte. 355) - here on the corner is St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and cemetery.
To the south of the church, on the Lorne Valley Road, is The Olde Lorne Valley School.This school is on the list of the Festival of Small Halls ( www.smallhalls.com ) to be visited during the annual festival held in June.
A little further north on the Lorne Valley Road is a little road called Valleyview Road with a great view of two farms.