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Diocese of Huron
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The Diocese of Huron was formed out of the Diocese of Toronto in 1857. The diocese includes most of southwestern Ontario, with the major urban centres being London, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia and Chatham-Kent. It contains more than 200 churches, 180 clergy and has about 60,000 Anglicans on the parish rolls. The diocese is organized into 8 archdeaconeries including the Erie Archdeaconry, Essex Archdeaconry, Waterloo Archdeaconry and the Archdeaconry of Saugeens. Each archdeaconery has 1 or 2 deaneries, the 13 deaneries include the Deanery of Perth, Deanery of Huron and the Deanery of Medway.

St Paul's Cathedral, London, OntarioThe first Bishop was Benjamin Cronyn who was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada in 1832 when he was 30. He settled in London Ontario where 3 years later St Paul's Church was built with Rev. Cronyn as rector. It was a frame structure that was destroyed by fire on Ash Wednesday 1844.

St. Paul's Church was rebuilt from the design of Canadian architect William Thomas and opened in February 1846. It was made the cathedral when the Diocese of Huron was created. The building was enlarged with the addition of transepts and an extended chancel in the 1890s.
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Sat, Jul 11th - 8:44AM

Sarnia Ontario's Anglican Churches

Bluewater Bridge, Port Edward, OntarioSarnia (2006 population 71,419) is located at the southern end of Lake Huron and is a busy port and one of Canada's principal centers for refining petroleum.

Sarnia is connected to Port Huron, Michigan by the St. Clair railway tunnel constructed in 1891 and the Blue Water Bridge at Point Edward (shown) built in 1938 and twinned in 1997.

The contractor for the first Anglican Church in Sarnia, St. Paul's (a red brick building on London Road) was Alexander Mackenzie, afterwards the second Prime Minister of Canada. Mackenzie was raised a Presbyterian but became a Baptist at age 20. Mackenzie moved to Sarnia in 1847 and was elected to the provincial assembly in 1861. Mackenzie died in 1892 in Toronto and is buried in Sarnia.

Sarnia Ontario's Anglican Churches are:, St Bartholomew's, St George's, St James', St John's, Trinity, Canon Davis Memorial and St. John-in-the-Wilderness, Bright's Grove.

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Thu, Jul 2nd - 10:28AM

Chatham Ontario's Anglican Churches

Chatham, Ontario began as a naval dockyard in the 1790s named after the town in Kent, England. In 1998, the City of Chatham was amalgamated with the County of Kent, with its 22 communities, to form the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. About 60,000 of Chatham-Kent's population of 108,000 live in Chatham.

The first Anglican Church in Chatham was built in 1819 and was the only church in the town until the Methodists built in 1843 and Roman Catholics built in 1844.
Chatham, Ontario's Anglican Churches
Chatham, Ontario's Anglican Churches are: Christ Church founded in 1819; Holy Trinity Church founded in 1875 and St. Paul's Anglican founded in 1956. There are another 10 Anglican Churches outside Chatham old boundaries in Chatham-Kent.


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