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Anglican Parish of Lake Melville

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  • 1957 -

The Parish of Lake Melville (or the Parish of Happy Valley as it was originally known) was established in 1957. Prior to this the people who lived in the area were served by the priest from the Parish of Cartwright on his bi-yearly trips up the Labrador coast. Deacon Chloe Adams came to serve the people in December of 1956, and then the first rector was appointed, the Rev. Stewart Payne, in 1957. The church and rectory in Happy Valley were built by the residents, with the cornerstone of St. Andrew's church being laid in August of 1959 and the finished building being dedicated in November of the same year. Since that time St. Andrew's has been the main point of the parish, which also included Northwest River and, at times, Rigolet.

Anglican Parish of New Hope, Petty Harbour, NL

  • Corporate body
  • 1829 -

The parish of New Hope includes the Anglican churches in the communities of Petty Harbour, the Goulds, Aquaforte and Bay Bulls.
The history of the church goes back to 1829 when the first incumbent was assigned: prior to that date, people went to St. John's for baptisms, marriages, etc.
In 1956 under the leadership of the Rev. W .F. Ralph plans were put in place to combine the two congregations of Presentation and St. Matthew's in the Goulds. The name St. Paul was chosen. On October 28, 1962, on the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude the corner stone for St. Paul's was laid by the Rt. Rev. J. A. Meaden. The church was officially opened and dedicated on December 8, 1963. In 1972 the parish seat moved to St. Paul's, where a new rectory was built. In 1992, the parish split with St. Paul's going on its own and the Parish of Petty Harbour reverting to its original form.
The first Anglican Church in Bay Bulls was a small wooden structure built in Gunridge in 1864 and was ministered to by the resident priest in Petty Harbour. In May 1964, Holy Trinity Church celebrated its 100th anniversary. In April 1969, work commenced on the present church. The first Eucharist was celebrated in the new church on January 25th, 1970.
On October 28, 1962, on the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude the corner stone for St. Paul's was laid by the Rt. Rev. J. A. Meaden. The church was officially opened and dedicated on December 8, 1963. After many years of hard work and much determination St. Paul's was consecrated on October 22, 1978 by the Rt. Rev. R. L. Seaborn.
The Parish of St. Paul's, the Goulds , was re-amalgamated with the Parish of Petty Harbour to form the Parish of New Hope.

Anglican Parish of Pouch Cove and Torbay

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  • 1827 -

From 1787 to 1839, Newfoundland was part of the diocese of Nova Scotia and when Bishop John Inglis of Nova Scotia first visited Newfoundland in 1827, he consecrated eighteen churches around the island, including the first Church at Torbay. This Church served the people of Torbay until 1926 when the cornerstone was laid for the present Church of St. Nicholas.
In 1832, Bishop Inglis again returned to Newfoundland mainly to visit the S.P.G. Schools and it was during this visit on July 7, 1832 that he consecrated the first Anglican Church in Pouch Cove which was named in honour of St. Thomas. This Church was destroyed by fire on January 22, 1882 and plans were made to erect a new building. From the evidence available the cornerstone was laid on All Saints Day, November 1, 1882 and to commemorate this fact, the new Church was named All Saints.
Prior to the appointment of Rev. T.G. Netten as Rector with responsibilities for Pouch Cove and Torbay on April 22, 1900 it seems that services were conducted by lay readers, clergy from St. John's parishes and those appointed in charge of the St. John's outport mission. The Parish formally came in being on March 1, 1923 at a joint meeting of Parishioners from Torbay and Pouch Cove when it was decided to elect a Parish Council.

Anglican Parish of Spaniard's Bay, NL

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  • 1841 -

The Parish of Spaniard’s Bay was originally a mission of Harbour Grace. On June 2nd, 1843, the first recorded use of this church gives its name as The Church of the Holy Trinity. The schoolroom was used for services prior to having the church.

The first mention of what is now Tilton dates from a baptism service where the family is from "The Tilts", and the name Tilton appears in 1879. Records from the early 1880's refer to a place called New Harbour Line, later called Fall Pond Ridge, ultimately re-christened Goddenville. Throughout the written materials, old place names are still referred to Mint Cove, Green Head, Back Cove and Rocky Pond.
The Church of the Holy Trinity served the needs of the parishioners of Spaniard's Bay and the surrounding communities for almost five decades. Late in the 1880's it was decided once again that the population had grown to a point where the old church was too small to be of any use.
On May 3rd, 1891, the new Church was dedicated to the Holy Redeemer by Bishop Llewellyn Jones. The new church had a new name, The Church of the Holy Redeemer. The mission was elevated into a parish in 1913.

The Church of All Saints in Tilton was consecrated in November 1905.

Anglican Parish of St. Anthony

  • Corporate body
  • 1957-

The St. Anthony Parish is a parish of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland. In 1985, the parish dissolved into two - St. Anthony Parish, and Pistolet Bay Parish.
Churches include:
St. Mary the Virgin (St. Anthony)
St. Matthew (Cook's Harbour)
St. Mark (Boat Harbour)
St. Paul (Raleigh)
St. Paul (St. Carols)
School Chapel (Big Brook)
All Saints (L'anse aux Meadows, Noddy Bay, Quirpon, Griquet)

Anglican Parish of St. Augustine of Canterbury, St. John's, NL

  • Corporate body
  • 1963 -

St. Augustine’s parish was established as a result of the post-war housing boom in St. John’s. In the mid-1950s the Anglican School Board of St. John’s had constructed an elementary school, Brinton Memorial, in the newly developed Churchill Park residential area. The nearest parish to Churchill Park was the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist in downtown St. John’s. By early 1957 arrangements had been made for a Sunday school to be held at Brinton Memorial, which was more readily accessible on foot. An extract from the Cathedral Vestry minutes of March 6, 1957 indicates that a Sunday school was already in place and that plans were being made to hold regular church services at Brinton during Lent. An unfinished room at the school was completed for use as a chapel and dedicated on January 6, 1958 by Bishop Meadon as the Chapel of the Epiphany. Regular Sunday services were conducted from that date, and by April 1959 an Altar Guild had been established to serve the new chapel.
The Mission Parish of St. Augustine was established in 1963. The first service in the newly constituted parish was held on August 4, and on September 17 the new parish officially came into being with the first parish meeting.
Meetings and services for the Mission Parish of St. Augustine’s continued to be held in Brinton Memorial School, first in the basement chapel and then in a new auditorium constructed for the purpose and opened in 1965. Meanwhile, negotiations for a permanent home for the congregation continued, culminating in the acquisition of a parcel of land on Elizabeth Avenue. Construction of the new church began in June of 1968 and the building was dedicated on March 2 1969. According to Synod regulations, construction debts on the church building had to be paid before it could be consecrated: this was accomplished and St. Augustine’s was consecrated on May 31, 1981.

Anglican Parish of St. James the Apostle, Channel, NL

  • Corporate body
  • 1854 --

The parish of St.James can be traced back as early as 1854, then the Parish of Channel and served areas from Port aux Basques, Isle aux Morts to Codroy. Until the 1980s it included what is now the Isle aux Morts Parish, as well as what is now the Grand Bay Parish.
Churches include:
St. James the Great (Channel Port aux Basques)
Holy Trinity (Codroy)
St. John the Evangelist (Cape Ray)
St. Augustine (Foxroost & Margaree)
Holy Spirit (Isle aux Morts)
St. Paul (Grand Bay)
St. Mary the Virgin (Mouse Island)

Anglican Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail, NL

  • Corporate body
  • 1861 -

On February 13, 1860. John Harvey, carpenter, St. John’s, was engaged to build the framework of the Church. Consecration of the Church and Graveyard was on June 18, 1861. One of the most interesting aspects of the Old Church is its style of architecture and the natural wood, which has never been painted. Sir Edgar Bowring donated the stained glass window and oak reredos in 1923.

Anglican Parish of St. Mary the Virgin, St. John's, NL

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  • 1859 -

The story of The Church of St. Mary The Virgin begins in the early 1850's when it was recognized that the Cathedral was overcrowded. A new church was built on South Side Road and on June 24, 1859, St. Mary's Church was consecrated by Bishop Feild. The original building was extended as the parish population grew until its seating capacity reached approximately 450. By the 1950's St. Mary's Congregation had outgrown the old church and land was procured on Craigmillar Avenue for the building of a new church ministry complex. It was opened December 23, 1962 and consecrated October 30, 1966.
St. Mary's Parish also includes a daughter congregation on Shea Heights. Named St. Peter on the Rock by Bishop Seaborn, the present church was built in 1996 and consecrated by Bishop Harvey.

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