Moving the church

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In 1915 St. Mary’s Anglican  church was constructed near the present Tsolum School. The church was skidded up to the Merville Soldier Settlement project in 1919 and the first sacrament was held in March 1920.

In 1960 an army hut originally from the WW2 Sandwick Camp was placed beside the church for the use of the congregation.

The buildings were deconsecrated, the altar vestments distributed respectfully and the church was sold in 2003, the diocese decided the small church was no longer needed.

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One Response to Moving the church

  1. John C Thompson says:

    My great great grandmother was berried at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Duncan,B.C.
    I have been combing through historical records for about 10 years in hopes of locating her, and a photo of her grave,,seeing if she even has a marker or stone. I will be visiting St Ann’s Cemetery tomorrow, Sunday September 7. I hope someone there will be able to help me locate Mary Anne Pe-el Cayou Sulwam born September 1855 died 1/9/1934. Her native name given by Ken Hanson – Chief of the Samish is Celia Ukitoff, was married to Henry Tooshellie. Mary’s grave marker may refer to her name as Cecilia Anne,, Her ancestors were Lummi- and Saanitch. Are there Plot records at Saint Ann’s? Can someone there help me find her?

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