Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Anglican Church

At the top of a hill in Holland Landing, the westernmost community in EG, stands this lovely country church built in 1843. It’s surrounded on three sides by a cemetery, headstones attesting to both the short and long lifespan of its early parishioners.

Technically, the church is on Old Yonge Street, once Yonge Street said (but disputed) to be longest street in the world, stretching from Lake Ontario to the Minnesota border.

This view is of rear of the church. The windows fascinate me. Building the church must have been a labor of love -- such attention to detail way back when this community was truly in the boonies on a muddy road over swampy land between Toronto and Lake Simcoe.

14 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It is a nice-looking building and similar to those we see here in the country surrounded by graveyards.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

dot said...

It's a very pretty little church. Maybe you can get a close up of one of the windows.

RuneE said...

You can often accomplish more when you have less - that is one lesson I have learned during the last couple of decades in my home country.

Thank you for the comment - I plan something totally different for the next Bridges post. That is, if I don't change my mind...

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice church. I like old churches and have a blog called Holy Houses where I post pictures of churches. Would you mind if I used this church for my blog. I will credit you.
Out here in the cuntryside most older churches are wooden--painted white-- to reflect their Scandinavian heritage. And none as old as the one you have pictured. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

MB,
I'm honoured that you want to use my church photo! So the answer is yes.

If you like photos of churches, stay tuned. I have more. ;-)

david mcmahon said...

Love the shadows across the snow. And your red, red robin brought back many childhood memories of the song ....

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

We have an Anglican church here that I should post a picture of, it looks like it was transplanted from England.

Salty said...

I see we share a love much of the same subjects. Nice work you have here, Like me you too are on the lookout for the first signs of spring.
Thanks for visiting Country Captures and taking your time to comment.

Chrisss said...

Hi, I stumbled on your blog and I am happy I did, as I love the pictures and the accompanying stories. Will drop by again :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks! My churches blog is
http://www.holyhouses-day4plus.blogspot.com

MB

Ida said...

Lovely. All of them.
All the way up. :)

the teach said...

What a beautiful church! Not gaudy or ornate, just a lovely edifice!. I've looked at all your pix (your last 4 posts). Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my Skywatch Friday post! Come again!

Jana said...

Nice photos in your series. That is a beautiful church!

Miriam said...

My great-great-great-great-grandparents probably worshipped in this church. They were in East Gwillimbury in 1861 and belonged to the Church of England. Thanks for posting these!

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