Rebuilding From the Ashes
A tragic and devastating fire of very suspicious origin destroyed the historic St. James Anglican Church in the night of April 9, 2019.
There is unanimous local support to rebuild St James as a flexible use building to serve the needs of the members of the church, cemetery functions and the broader community. You can be a part of this rebirth. Let us collectively show the same foresight of our predecessors 156 years ago and renew the Church as part of the important social infrastructure of the area. Come, contribute and be a part of the ongoing history.
In 1925, the Coyle and Drope families donated the huge bell — 38 inches in diameter — to celebrate the centennial of their arrival in Canada from Ireland. Every reasonable effort will be made to reclaim and restore this historic symbol of the gratitude of these heritage families.
Astoundingly, a major portion of the large bible survived the fire as well.
Now we have a chance to see that the church facility survives, as the bible did, through a rebuilding project.