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Church of St. John the Evangelist - 23 Water St. N. Kitchener
1856 - 2011


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  • Birth  congregation begun 1856  23 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Alt Address  Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Church  1856 
    congregration started 
    Building  1893  23 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    constructed 
    Parcel Information  23 Water St. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Address 19 WATER ST N,
      CITY OF KITCHENER Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description PLAN 374 LOT 153 LOT 154 PT LOT 155 Acres 0.61 Roll Number 301202000312300 Teranet PIN 223170041

      Address 21 WATER ST N,
      CITY OF KITCHENER Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description PLAN 374 LOT 153 LOT 154 PT LOT 155 Acres 0.61 Roll Number 301202000312300 Teranet PIN 223170041

      Address 23 WATER ST N,
      CITY OF KITCHENER Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description PLAN 374 LOT 153 LOT 154 PT LOT 155 Acres 0.61 Roll Number 301202000312300 Teranet PIN 223170041
    Died  still exists 2011 
    Person ID  I184  Buildings and Organizations
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2011 

  • Notes 
    • St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

      Begun: 1856

      Early Anglican services were held in the Berlin area in the 1840s by the  Rev. Michael Boomer  of the Galt Mission. In 1856  William Jaffray  moved from Galt to Berlin and established an English-language newspaper, the Berlin Chronicle. An Anglican, who had attended Trinity Church in Galt, Mr. Jaffray led in the formation of a congregation in Berlin, where he acted as Lay Reader. Two other gentlemen influential in establishing the Anglican presence in Berlin were Henry Joseph Fletcher Jackson and  Dr. David S. Bowlby.  Land was purchased on April 5, 1861 on the southeast corner of Water St. N. and Short (now Duke) Streets, and the first church, of red brick with white brick trim, was built in 1861.

      The church was demolished in April 1894 to make room for the present church which was built on the same site and dedicated on October 7, 1894. A Parish Hall was built in 1927 and the church was enlarged in 1955. Early rectors who followed the missionary, Thomas S. Campbell, were the first rector Rev. E.R. Stimson (1859-1864), Rev. Dr. John Schulte (1864-1867), Rev. Henry Jessop (1868) and Rev. Alexander Sydney Falls (1869-1876).

      Records:
      Baptism dates: 1858- Location of records: at church*
      Marriage dates: 1878- Location of records: at church*
      Burial dates: 1859- Location of records: at church*

      *Early records: Baptisms 1858-1872, Marriages 1878-1889, Burials 1859-1890, and Confirmations 1870-1888 have been transcribed and published by the Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. The Parish Registers 1859-1890 are at the Diocese of Huron Archives.

      [ADDRESS/LOCATION: 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 5A4; 743-0228.]
      References: Smith, WHS 1956(44):13; R. Taylor 1986; Uttley 1937:137-138.
      Church History: The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Ontario - 125th Anniversary, 1856-1981, 1981.1a

      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] 

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] GIS - Region of Waterloo Locator GIS Locator.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - congregation begun 1856 - 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Address - - Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuilding - constructed - 1893 - 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsParcel Information - - 23 Water St. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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