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


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Portrait of a young Indian boy from Shingwauk Mission 
Images    Black and white photograph on a sheet of iron metal shows a young boy in school uniform, with one hand resting on a wooden fence and another holding a hat. The Rev. Edward Francis Wilson was a missionary and a principal of residential school at Shingwauk, near Sault Ste. Marie, between 1872 and...
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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.