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Hay Bay Church 1792

Hay Bay Church 1792

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Hay Bay Church 1792

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
On the north side of South Shore Road (Road 8)
at street number 2365, 5 km north of Road 33

Coordinates: N 44 06.142 W 77 01.179


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Plaque Text

In 1791, William Losee, an itinerant preacher, organized in this district the first Methodist circuit in Upper Canada. This Meeting House, Upper Canada's first Methodist chapel, was built in 1792. Enlarged in 1834-35 it was used for worship until about 1860 after which it served as a farmer's storehouse. In 1910 in recognition of its historical significance, it was reacquired and restored by the Methodist Church and is still used for annual services by the United Church of Canada.

Another plaque at this location
Old Hay Bay Church

Related Ontario plaques
United Empire Loyalists
The Loyalist Landing Place 1784
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement
Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui
Loyalist Memorial Church

Related Toronto plaque
Loyalists In Upper Canada



Greater Napanee Plaques

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> Posted August 3, 2011
Can anyone give me names of lay ministers in the early days? I have reason to believe I am related to one. My name is Ron White.

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