St. John The Baptist Church - Lyn, Ontario
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N 44° 34.676 W 075° 46.725
18T E 438173 N 4936360
Quick Description: St. John The Baptist Church, a grey and brown limestone building on the south side of #46 (E. Main St.).
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 8:34:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMBGF9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
St. John the Baptist Church (Anglican) has been called one of the most beautiful and architecturally significant churches in Elizabethtown-Kitley. It is modeled after a miniature gothic stone cathedral, and is surrounded by stone walls. It was built in a Gothic Revivalist style. This church design was copied in wood and brick in small towns all over Ontario. The architect, Thomas Fuller, later designed and built the original Houses of Parliament in Ottawa, although only the library remains. Construction on this church began in 1858. However, its construction was soon halted because the Coleman family, who had assumed much of the financial responsibility for its construction, ran into financial difficulties. The uncompleted church sat for a number of years, with the Anglican congregation worshiping in other area churches in the interim. Construction started again on the church in 1864, and it was eventually finished in 1869. Stone for this church came from quarries in Lyn and Brockville. The stone was drawn to the site by members of the church congregation. St. John the Baptist Church is still operational, with services held every Sunday at 11 am. Of note also is the extremely large cemetery behind the church. It contains the graves of Lyn area residents from the early 1800's to the present day.

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Plaque beside the side door reads;

St. John The Baptist Church
Est. 1869
Celebrating 125th anniversary
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1858

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Anglican

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
37 E. Main St.
Lyn, Ontario Canada

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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