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St. Thomas' Church 1824

St. Thomas' Church 1824

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

St. Thomas' Church 1824

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The City of St. Thomas
On the south side of Walnut Street across from Church Street

Coordinates: N 42 46.637 W 81 12.366


Plaque Text

This church was completed in 1824 on land given by Capt. Daniel Rapelje, the founder of the city of St. Thomas. It is one of the province's finest remaining examples of Early English Gothic Revival architecture. In 1825 a tower, steeple and chancel were added with the aid of a donation from Col. Thomas Talbot. The first incumbent, the Rev. Alexander Mackintosh, a missionary deacon who served from 1824 to 1829, was also the village schoolmaster. One of the earliest churches in the Talbot Settlement, St. Thomas' was consecrated in 1833 and used continuously until the completion of Trinity Church in 1877.

Related Ontario plaque
Captain Daniel Rapelje 1774-1828
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853


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