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Doon Christadelphian Church Congregation and Building Gone Cambridge
1865 - 1916

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    Birth  congregation begun About 1865  Old Mill Rd., Blair, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Church  Abt 1865  Doon Christadelphian Church, Blair, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    congregation begun 
    Former Geographic Area  Doon 
    Died  closed About 1916 
    Person ID  I1063  Properties
    Last Modified  17 May 2012 

  • Notes 
    • Doon Christadelphian Church

      Begun: c.1865 Closed: c.1916

      The Christadelphians in the Blair area may have worshipped at first in the Baptist Church in Blair, which was built c.1851, until they built a meeting house of their own. Christadelphian history in the area is partially connected with  Rev. James Sim . He had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1841 and is reported to have preached in the Blair area from c.1845-c.1860. Sometime during this period he left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian as did many of his followers in the Blair-Preston area. Pastor Sim, or Elder Sim as he was said to be called, died in Waterloo in 1880.

      In the same year, 1880, a new church was built by the Christadelphians on Richmond Street (now Old Mill Road) in Doon. The frame building was covered with red brick in 1889 - the datestone on the church read "Christadelphian Meeting House 1889". This church was in use until 1916 when it was closed. It was later sold in 1936 to Margaret Ross who used it as a residence until her death in 1971. The building deteriorated so badly during the next decade that it was considered unsafe and therefore was demolished in 1981.

      Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
      Marriage dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
      Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown

      References: Doon & Blair W.I.; Heritage Cambridge 1976:10; Hoops 19811a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]

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