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York-Simcoe Episcopal Area
St James Anglican Church, Orillia, Ontario
York-Simcoe is one of four episcopal areas in the Diocese of Toronto, each of which has an area bishop. It consists of 47 parishes – 28 single-point and 19 multi-point – with a total of 74 congregations. The area is located in the north-west part of the diocese, taking in York Region and Simcoe County.

York-Simcoe is divided into five Deaneries: Holland Deanery, which includes Newmarket; Huronia Deanery which include Orillia; Nottawasaga Deanery which includes Barrie; Tecumseth Deanery which includes Alliston; and York Central Deanery which includes Richmond Hill.

Shown is a stained glass window from St James Anglican Church, Orillia.
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Tue, Dec 11th - 3:48PM

Trinity Church, Barrie, Ontario

Trinity Church, Barrie, OntarioBarrie, Ontario (2006 pop. 128,430) is located 70km north of Toronto, it lay along an important supply route, inaugurated during the War of 1812, linking York (Toronto) to British military posts on the upper Great Lakes. The name refers to Commodore Robert Barrie, a British naval officer on Lake Ontario.

Anglicans began worshipping in Barrie when settlement began in 1833 with services held by a travelling missionary. The first church bulding was opened in 1835. The present church building was erected in 1864. On May 9, 1934, it was struck by lightning with fire completely gutting the interior and destroying the church steeple, which was never replaced. The restored building was reopened 6 months later with the appearance the church has today.

Trinity Anglican is in the Nottawasaga Deanery of the York-Simcoe Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Toronto.
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Tue, Dec 4th - 12:11PM

St Paul's, Newmarket, Ontario

Newmarket, Ontario (2006 pop. 74,295) was founded by Quakers in 1801, their meeting house built around 1810, was the first religious building erected north of Toronto and is located at 17030 Yonge St. St Paul's Anglican, Newmarket, Ontario St Pauls Anglican, 227 Church St, Newmarket is a Gothic Revival limestone church that features an unusual off-centre tower with crenellations and a striking collection of McCausland stained-glass windows. The church was built in 1884 replacing a wooden building constructed in 1834. In 2005 a link was built between the church and the rectory, also built in 1883.

St Paul's is in the Holland Deanery of the York-Simcoe Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Toronto.

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