St. James Anglican Church - Armstrong, BC
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N 50° 26.850 W 119° 11.350
11U E 344577 N 5590677
Quick Description: This Anglican Church was built at Lansdowne, a community northeast of Armstrong, in 1885 and, with the coming of the S & O railroad to Armstrong, moved to Armstrong in 1891. It has been in continuous use ever since.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 11:40:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBRX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Looking Back...

St. James Anglican Church was the first Protestant church built in the North Okanagan Valley. Hanging in the Church are Honour Rolls of congregation members for both World Wars.

— 1885 — Church was built at Lansdowne, on the north—west corner of the town centre.

— 1896 — Church was moved to this location on Patterson Avenue in Armstrong.

— 1896 — Bishop Dart of the Diocese of New Westminister consecrated it to St. James, the Apostle.

— 1903 — First pulpit was installed.

— 1925-1926 — Church was enlarged and many new sanctuary furnishings were added.

— 1927 — Bell, made in 1797 in England, was donated by W.S. Cooke, and blessed by Rev. L. Morrant.

— 1931 — Mortgage was burnt.

— 1951—1952 — New Parish New Hall was built, replacing the original.

— 1985 — Congregation celebrated their 100th Anniversary.
From the history marker

St. James

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1885

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

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:
2325 Patterson Avenue
Armstrong, BC Canada
V0E 1B0

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

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

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

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

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