St. Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake


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  • St. Mark's Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 1910
    Image       Watercolour on paper of St. Mark's Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake circa 1910, showing main church entrance and a tower with four spires. The building walls are almost completely covered with vines.
    Image     Watercolour on paper of St. Mark's Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake circa 1910, showing main church entrance and a tower with four spires. The building walls are almost completely covered with vines.
  • St. Mark's Church ca. 1890
    Image       Painting of St. Mark's Church in Niagara about 1890 by Canadian landscape artist George Robert Bruenech. Watercolour on paper, earth tones: browns, tans, greens and greys; artist's signature on the right side.
    Image     Painting of St. Mark's Church in Niagara about 1890 by Canadian landscape artist George Robert Bruenech. Watercolour on paper, earth tones: browns, tans, greens and greys; artist's signature on the ...
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St. Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake


St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the oldest Anglican community in the Diocese of Niagara, established by Rev. Robert Addison in 1792. He brought with him from England a silver chalice and a library of more than 1,500 books, the oldest library west of Quebec, which today are located in Addison Hall at St. Mark's. The church completed by 1808, was damaged by fire during the War of 1812, was subsequently restored and finally consecrated in 1828. The churchyard was the only cemetery in the town until the 1830’s so the earliest headstones bear some significant names in early Canada history.