St. John the Devine (1859) — Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 49° 12.803 W 122° 37.867
10U E 526865 N 5451242
Quick Description: Built in 1859 St John the Devine has shifted twice to its current location. The first move it was dismantled, turned into a raft, floated down river to the opposite bank, hauled up the hill, and reassembled.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/5/2010 9:11:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM9WJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
It's not often to get a church has had a unique history in terms of how it was moved. Erected in 1859 in the township of Derby on the south bank of the Fraser River, in 1882 it was dismantled, turned into a raft, floated down river, then hauled up a steep hillside to close to where it stands today. In 1983 it underwent one final move to its present position.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1859

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: 8:30 AM

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

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

Street address of Church: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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