Sign from out front of St. John's Church Thorold.

History

Our building is the third place of worship for this Christian community. Although it has never been confirmed for certain, the architect was probably Kivas Tully, a renowned architect of the day. The corner stone was laid in 1853; the first worship service was held on September 14, 1856. The spire was added as a memorial addition later.

 

The first Rector of St. John's was Thomas Brock Fuller, appointed to this parish in 1840. He later went on to become the first bishop of the Diocese of Niagara.

On November 20, 2004, our church sustained a tragic fire which damaged the church proper and destroyed our administrative/programme facility.

 

The new structure was opened in January 2007.

For in depth research into family history or to visit the church archives, contact archives@mcmaster.ca.

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