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St. Alban's
St. Alban's Church of England, Appin Ont. (Lot 13, Conc 1 N1/2) Built in 1896 and moved in 1918. Photo from H.F . Bardwell "Some Information Concernining Various Churches in Ekfrid Township. Circa 1900




Few residents of Appin are likely aware that there was once an Anglican Church in their village. The Diocese of Huron purchased three acres from John Sinclair in 1894. This land was the south corner of Thames Rd and Waterloo (Waterloo was later renamed Appin Rd / Glendon Dr). In 1896 a wooden frame church was built facing Thames Rd. The church remained at this corner for 22 years, when in 1918 the building was sold and removed. Today a residential house sits at this south corner of Appin.


Anglican Churches in Mosa & Ekfrid:

Within the boundaries of Mosa and Ekfrid Townships there have been five Anglican church sites. Today two Anglican churches remain active: St. John's in Glencoe and Christ Anglican in Newbury.



St. Albans Church of England St. Albans Church of England was located on the South corner of Thames St and Waterloo (renamed Appin Rd / Glendon Dr). In this 1862 map a Steam Saw Mill is at this location. Tremain's Map of the County of Middlesex, Canada West, 1862

Appin Map 1878 St. Alban's English Church was located on the South corner of Thames Rd and Glendon Drive. Map of Mosa & Ekfrid Townships, Circa 1985.

Corner of Thames and Glendon, circa 1900 St. Albans Church of England, South corner of Thames Rd and Glendon Dr., looking across Glendon. The house on the right was built in 1890-91 and was the Appin Presbyterian Church manse until the 1950's . Photo from H.F . Bardwell "Some Information Concernining Various Churches in Ekfrid Township. Circa 1900

Corner of Thames and Glendon, 2011 South corner of Thames Rd and Glendon Dr., looking across Glendon. Photo by N.J., 2011



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