Community Church

St. John's, Innisville
Written by Administrator
Monday, 19 November 2012 04:14

Before the church building was built, the Anglicans and Methodists worshiped in a log building near Boyd’s Corner. This was also their first school house and was called “The Meeting House”. Some of the first Anglicans obtained a portion of land on the corner where the church now stands. It was here that the church was built and a cemetery begun. Old St. John’s Church was built about 1834/5. It was made of pit-sawn lumber. The church was framed like a barn, and was finished with boards and painted. The inside was plastered and painted white. The pews were home-made and the boards from which they were made were free from knots.  Before the Parish of Clayton and Innisville was formed in 1888, the Rectors came from Carleton Place and one from Balderson. In 1911 the new St. John’s Church was built. The old church was torn down as people did not want it used for a barn or stable.

The Hall/Sunday School room was added in 1979 and was refurbished in 2011.

St. John’s Church is wheelchair accessible. The large blue illuminated cross on the tower was given in November 2001 in memory of the James Family and the victims of 9/11.

The cross behind the altar was donated by a parish family and the lighting for the nave of the church was also provided by a generous donor.

Hopefully our Spring concerts will return to raise funds for the church and for outreach.

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