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A Lost Letter — Reverend Canon Thomas Leech and Mary Empey Leech

A Lost Letter — Reverend Canon Thomas Leech and Mary Empey Leech

According to Ancestry.ca Mary Rombough Empey Leech married Rev. Thomas Leech on Tuesday June 25,1901 in Lanark, Ontario. This letter that I rescued was mailed from Carleton Place, Ontario on February 23, 1896, so they were not married yet.

Mary was born in 1862, so she was 39 years of age and he was 38 years of age when they married. They had one child Mary Adelaide (middle name named after her Grandmother) Leech and she was born June 19, 1902. On Jun 1921 •  she lived in Loughboro Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, single and lived with the family in the family with Kingston. Their daughter Mary Adelaide LEECH was born on June 19, 1902, in Leeds, Ontario, her father, Thomas, was 39, and her mother, Mary, was 40. She died in 1996 at the age of 94.

This letter written from Mary Empey Leech to Thomas Leech from Mary was addressed to Reverend Leech in Bathurst Ontario–stamped Carleton Place on the front and Bancroft on the back. It begins:

Carleton Place February 23, 1896

My dearest love,

There is only J. the wee lad and myself here today. Father and Mother are both in Ottawa. We hope the change may do them both much good- Too many remark how much dear old father has failed this winter- I feel quite downhearted some nights as I come in from work and find him so miserable. However, if he gets along through Spring he may feel smart and stronger in the summer. This winter has been very trying to so many people.

How have you managed dear to get through the deep snow this month? Are you glad the Archbishop has made his visit? Helps your mission. Am sorry the Brotherhoods will not be with you sooner. I suppose however that he is coming and begin duty in his new field at easter. How have you and Mrs. Mallet settled in? I drove home (horse) part of the way this morning for a chat with your father and Ettie. Your mother stayed in town as it was lucky it was a mild day.

Say? dear home– You follow in a “careless rut” with writing to the home-folks- perhaps you have written within the last fortnight- have not heard any complaints since two weeks ago.

Maggie and Hattie attend church very regularly. Edith and ? are not so regular- they attend all the funerals though. I was joking with Hattie about W. the other day. She is very comfortable and I think very happy. This is Lent so I must abstain dear for sending you too long a letter. Will send you a copy of the “Passion of Jesus” which we are having here during this Lenten season. You may give it to Mrs. Sargeant. Perhaps she could get it up for Passion Week. We are not taking the “Story of the Crosses” on last page on as it would be long all taken together at one service. Think you will like it. once more dear love adieu. Yours as ever.


Thanks for sending the writing paper send another soins ( in care of her) Thank you

I would like to know how high the “snow mountains” are there. Cannot bear ours. ( snow drifts)

Rev Thomas Leech

DEATH1951 (aged 87–88)
BURIALSaint James CemeteryCarleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada  Show Map
MEMORIAL ID197173302 · View Source
Mary R. Empey Leech
1946 (aged 83–84)
Saint James Cemetery
Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada  Show Map
197173303 · View Source
Mary Rombough Leech (Empey)
Also Known As:“Leach”
Birthdate:June 26, 1862
Birthplace:Osnabruck Centre, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death:1946 (83-84)
Place of Burial:Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:Daughter of Hamilton Nevis Empey and Adelaide M Empey
Wife of Thomas Leech, Reverend
Mother of Mary Adelaide Leech
Sister of Jean Graham HunterBessy Empey and Adelaide Empey
Mary R. Empey Leech
CEMETERY:St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place
BURIAL PLACE:Lanark Ontario Canada
NOTES:Leech Rev. Thomas Leech M.A. Canon 1863 – 1951 His Beloved Wife Mary R. Empey 1862 – 1946 Beloved Parents Of Mary Adelaide New Every Morning Is The Love
Name:Mary Rombough Leech
[Mary Rombough Empey] 
Race:Scottish (Scotish)
Birth Date:26 Jun 1861
Birth Place:Ontario
Death Date:19 Jul 1946
Death Place:9th Line, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Hamilton N Empey
Mother:Adelaide Empey
Spouse:Canon T Leech
Certificate Number:027868

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Aug 1946, Thu  •  Page 14

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Rev Canon Leech 1951 death

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Sep 1973, Tue  •  Page 44

Text and Photos Donna Mcfarlane

Linda I remember as a very young girl visiting this gentleman at Xmas to deliver a Xmas tree from our farm.. he was born there and had tears in his eyes when he saw the tree….. i think this is the one you wrote about this ( yes I did LOLOL)—i may have been four at the time but because of the fact he said he was born beside the fireplace —-i remembered him is a photo of the house where he was born which was destroyed by fire sept 17 1954…..Lot 12 conc 9 Beckwith— House destroyed by fire Sept 17 1954. Picture was taken Xmas 1946–mom and dads first xmas there after moving from Lake Avenue in Carleton Place

Text and Photos Donna Mcfarlane

Donna was born when they lived on Lake avenue Jan 6 1945 and they moved Sept 1946 to the farm. Her Mom hated to leave the house in town and move to country with no hydro and no water inside.

The porch was on the lane side of the house and ran fun length of stone house then another porch alongside the summer kitchen and separator room ending at woodshed. The stones at right under porch of stone house then the frame summer kitchen then the woodshed.. behind the house and a wee bit back you will see the drive shed.. in the far rear is the barns

Bathurst in 1896

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Aug 1896, Sat  •  Page 1

Faces of Lanark County — Trudy Hardy — Rebel with a Collar

Faces of Lanark County  — Trudy Hardy — Rebel with a Collar



When I do ‘meets and greets’ representing the town of Carleton Place I like to take a lot of photos and share them with my readers. It is that important to me. I come from a family of ‘meeters and greeters’ and so on, and so on. My great great aunt was a ‘meeter and greeter ‘ with  Queen Victoria’s court, but I have told that story before, and her issue was being a ‘meeter and greeter’ gone wild– and no one wants to be labeled that –trust me.

I was born right off the bat with the family trait of being interested in people and finding out what their story is. Everyone has a story, even though they think they don’t. I seek out the interesting and the unordinary, and Reverend Trudy Hardy was on my hit list at the Carebridge event this week in Almonte. I knew without looking twice that Reverend Trudy was a rebel before she even told me. Like myself, we enjoy living outside of the box.

She affirmed that she was a rebel– a rebel from downtown Clayton, Ontario, originally from Newfoundland. I have only heard of one rebel coming from Clayton and he got arrested, although no one seems to remember. Reverend Trudy is of the Grace Anglican Church in Clayton which began on the 20th of April, 2008. The good Reverend and Grace Anglican Church offer the  usual: baptisms, marriages, grief care, funerals, Holy Eucharist and Prayer and Pot Luck Luncheons for the Keenagers. What are Keenagers? Those would be the non-denominational keen seniors. I had no idea- I do now.

Trudy comes complete with flyers that she hands out about her church and you can see she stores her Bible in her heart and not on the shelf. We both realize that we are not going to be here forever and we know if God is watching us the least we can do is be entertaining.

I am glad I met you Reverend Trudy Hardy– we exist on our own terms– and it was a great pleasure meeting you!




24 Sep 2017
Trudy Hardy ordained
Rev Trudy Hardy founded Grace Anglican church in Clayton 20 April 2008. Today she was ordained into the priesthood within the Anglican Network in Canada. The celebrant was Bishop Charlie Masters. The preacher was Archdeacon Tim Parent. St Luke’s Anglican church, Pembroke, was full. It was indeed an occasion of great joy for Trudy’s many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Trudy Hardy ordination

Local Baptist and Anglican churches form partnership in Almonte




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Notes About The First Baptist Church in Perth

Smith’s Falls and District Baptist Church

The Beckwith Baptist Church

Everything You Wanted to Know About Auld Kirk

For the Love of St. Andrew’s– 130th Anniversary

Maberly Girl Lives For Five Years Without Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

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The Almonte Fire 1955– Almonte United Church

St. Peter’s Celestine Church Pakenham

PAKENHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1897– $338.50 on the Cornerstone?

Did You Know the Ashton Anglican Church Dates Back to 1845?

Lanark’s First Church in the Middle of the Forest

At Church on Sunday Morning From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

The Remains of the Bethel Methodist Church

For the Love of St. Andrew’s– 130th Anniversary

Who Really Built the Baptist Church in Carleton Place?

Drummond Centre United Church — and The Ireton Brothers 38 Year Reunion–Names Names Names

Notes About The First Baptist Church in Perth

Smith’s Falls and District Baptist Church

Memories of The Old Church Halls

Tales From the Methodist Church in Perth

Knox Church– McDonald’s Corners

The Littlest Church in Ferguson Falls

St. Augustine’s Church and Christ Church

Before and After — Auld Kirk

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What did Rector Elliot from St. James Bring Back from Cacouna?

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Names Names Names of St. James Carleton Place Genealogy

Names Names Names of St. James Carleton Place Genealogy



Annual Report
St. James Church
1945 REV. CANON T. H. IVESON, M.A., Rector

Church Wardens

Mrs. R.E. KEAYS, Secretary-Treasurer

Ackland, Miss M.
Anderson, Miss Annie
Anderson, James, Wm. St.
Anderson, James, George St.
Anderson, Mrs. Gladys
Andison, Norman
Andison, Miss Leita
Atwell, Mrs. Robert
Armstrong, Mrs. Fred.
Bailey, Miss Joyce
Baird, Alvin
Baird, Miss Bernice
Ball, T. A.
Baker, Mrs. E.
Bellamy, Wilfred
Bennett, Austin
Bennett, Miss Dorcas
Bennett, Gordon
Bennett, Mrs. J. E.
Bennett, Victor
Bennett, Mrs. W. F.
Bittle, Mr. and Mrs John
Bittle, Mr. & Mrs. Wal. & Don.
Bleach, George
Bleach, Alfred
Bigras, Mrs. Mary
Bogaerts, Donald
Bogaerts, Peter
Bond, Harry
Boon, Philip
Bowland, H. R.
Bowland, Norman
Branford, Donald
Brazier, Mrs. Frank
Broom, Miss Mabel
Brown, Miss Mabel
Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth
Bryce, Norman
Buffam, Mrs. Noble
Buffam, Lorne
Burns, Mrs. Wellington
Burrows, Miss Laura
Bennett, Samuel
Boughner, Miss June
Bennett, Mrs. A. C.
Cassidy, Mr. Alton
Cassidy, A. V.
Campbell, William
Chamney, Miss Sadie
Chamney, Mrs. John
Clarke, Mrs. Frank
Clarke, Mr. S. T., sr.
Clarke, Mrs. Sydney
Page 10 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Clarke, Mr. S. T., sr.
Collins, Roy
Comba, Gemmill
Comba, Stewart
Cooke, Frank
Cooke, Roy
Cooke, Mrs. Wesley
Coogan, Mrs. Mina
Cooper, Arthur
Craig, Clarence
Craig, Mrs George
Culbertson, Mrs. Bolton
Cummings, Miss Viola
Curtis, Miss M.
Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Collins, Fred.
Christenson, Diane
Campbell, Harvey
Davidson, Mrs. Arthur
Dolan, Miss C. F.
Dolan, James
Doucett, George H.
Dowdall, G. E.
Dowdall, J. E., Appleton
Dowdall, Leonard
Dowdall, Lester
Douglas, Mr. and Mrs Howard
Drummond, Mrs. Lena
Dugdale, Mrs. Arthur
Dugdale, Cecil, sr.
Dugdale, Cecil, jr.
Dugdale, Gertrude
Dugdale, Phyllis
Dugdale, Betty
Dugdale, Florence
Dunlop, Percy
Duff, Mrs. M. E.
Edwards, John A.
Edwards, Thomas A.
Edwards, Edith
Edwards, Ruth
Elliott, Miss C. V.
Elliott, Miss Louise
Elliott, Miss Olivia (deceased)
Erskine, Mrs. Marion
Fanning, L. E.
Fanning, George
Fanning, Samuel
Fanning, Miss A.
Ferguson, Ross
Fleming, Mrs. Earl
France, Mr. and Mrs. George
Fraser, Mrs. Jennie
Fraser, John Francis
Freakley, Mrs. Harold
Page 11 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Frizell, Mrs. J. S.
Ferrill, Miss Marguerite
Finner, Wm.
Gardiner, Mrs. George
Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Garland, Mrs. Geo.
Garvin, Lorne
Garvin, Moses
Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Giles, Mrs. Geo.
Giles, Alfred
Giles, Ernest
Giles, Florence
Gladdish, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. T R.
Graham, Teddy
Graham, James
Graham, Wm.
Grant, Miss Bertha
Griffith, James
Griffith, Norman
Griffith, Samuel
Griffith, W. L.
Griffith, John, Appleton
Griffith, W. T.
Griffith, W. J., Mary St.
Gill, Miss Dorothy
Gravillo, Mr. and Mrs.
Hadinka, Mrs. F.
Hall, James
Hale, Samuel
Hamilton, Lindus
Hamilton, Ben
Hamilton, Ed.
Harrison, M.
Harthen, Joe
Harthen, M. L.
Hawkins, Miss Bessie
Hawkins, Wellington
Hawkins, Robert
Hawkins, Joseph
Hawkins, Mrs. Wm.
Hedderson, Mrs. F.
Hedderson, Miss Rose
Henery, Mr. and Mrs. P.
Hill, Fred.
Hilliard, Mrs. Robert
Hilliard, Borden
Hilliard, George
Hobbs, Orton
Hobbs, William
Hodgkinson, A. C
Hodgkinson, Kathleen
Horgan, Miss Alice
Page 12 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Houston, Mrs. Wm.
Hudson, Mrs. A. E.
Hughes, Lloyd
Hughes, W. J.
Hurdis, Wm., sr.
Hurdis, Miss Aileen
Hyndman, Albert
Hamilton, Mrs. Alex
Hanneman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Hawkins, Frances
Hurdis, Mrs. Ed.
Hurdis, Boya
Hopkins, Wm.
Iveson, Canon and Mrs. T. H.
Iveson, Miss Dorothy
Iveson, Miss Betty
Jennings, A. B.
Jennings, Miss Joan
Jamieson, Mrs. W. J.
Johnston, Dr and Mrs. J. A.
Johnston, Chas.
Jones, Percy
Keays, R. E.
Kerr, Alvin
Kerr, Ashley
Kidd, Richard
Kirk, Mrs.
Kidd, E. A.
Lancaster, Frank
Langtry, F. G.
Langtry, I. C.
Langtry, Gordon
Laskaris, James
Lay, Ernest
Lloyd, Mrs. Lou
Leach, Miss Vivian
Leach, Gordon
Leech, Rev. Canon
Leech, Mrs. Thos. (Rev.)
Leech, Miss Mary
Leech, Mrs. Edward
Leech, Wellington
Leach, Arden
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Lewis, Mrs. John
Lewis, Mrs. W. G.
Lewis, Miss Fern
Lewis, Miss June
Little, Howard
Leach, Percy
Loucks, Merrill
Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. John
Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Lynch, Wilfred
Page 13 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Lynch, J. A
Lynch, Mrs. W. J., sr.
Lay, Reggie
Lay, Albert
Madge, Mrs.
Marshall, W. E. and Samuel
Marshall, Gordon
Mathews, Mrs. Harry
May, Miss Sophia
Moore, S. J.
Moore, Ernest
Moore, Herbert
Moore, William
Morphy, Mrs. Chas.
Morris, Elisha
Morris, Fred.
Morris, Mervyn P.
Morris, S. G.
Moulton, James
Moulton, Thomas
Manahan, Mrs. Annie
Morris, Howard
Morphy, Wilbert
Mitchell, Miss Jennie
Mitchell, Thos.
Mullinger, Mrs. Geo.
Munshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
McNeely, Mrs. M. and Eleanor
McNeely, Arthur, R.R. 3
McNeely, Arthur R.
McNeely, Bryce, sr.
McNeely, D. R.
McNeely, Howard
McNeely, Ossie
McNeely, Russell
McNeely, W. E.
McNeely, W. J.
McAdam, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
McArton, J. A., jr.
McArton, Mrs. John, sr.
McArton, Stewart
McCaffrey, T E.
McCauley, W. S.
McDaniel, Arnold
McDaniel, Mrs. Ed.
McDiarmid, Mrs. Alex.
McIlquham, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
McIlquham, Miss Ellen
McKim, Hugh
McKim, William
McKim, Blanche
McLaren, Robert
McLaren, Samuel
McMaster, Mrs.
Page 14 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
McPherson, Mrs. Wilf.
McFarlane, Mrs. A.
McGarry, Mrs Robt.
Moulton, Joseph
Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Moore, Desmond
Mordy, Elsie
Neil, Miss Annie
Neil, Miss Emma
Neil, Howard
New, Mrs. Thos.
Nichols, Mrs. W. A.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Nichols, Thos.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Miron
Nichols, Abner
Nolan, Miss Edith
Nolan, Miss Nellie
Nolan, Thos
Nolan, Mrs. Frank
Nichols, Doris
Oattes, Ebert
Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Perry, James
Phillips, Harry
Pierce, Mrs. Edward
Pierce, Mrs. Kenneth
Poole, John
Poynter, John E.
Prime, David
Prime, William
Purdy, Bower
Pye, Lawrence
Pye, Hilton
Poxon, Joe
Ritchie, E. H.
Ritchie, Miss Agnes
Robertson, Harold
Rogers, M. W.
Romanauke, Mike
Rathwell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Rathwell, Mr and Mrs. Herb.
Ryan, Miss Violet
Sadler, Mrs. H.
Saunders, Mrs. Rollitt
Saunders, Samuel
Scharfe, Mrs. Sarah
Scott, Mrs. Arthur
Scott, Mrs. Maurice
Sedman, Horace
Sedman, Miss Marjory
Shannon, Stanley
Smith, Mrs. Annie
Southwell, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Page 15 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Stanley, Leonard
Stanley, Marjory
Stanzel, Earl
Stanzel, Staunton
Stanzel, S. W.
Stephen, Albert and Mrs.
Stewart, Walter
Spinks, Samuel
Swayne, Allan
Stacey, John
Steele, Mrs. Milo
Sennett, Mrs A.
Saunders, L.
Thompson, H.
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Thackaberry, Stanley
Tinsley, Victor
Turner, George
Turner, John, Lake Ave.
Tighe, F. J.
Tysick, Mrs. James
Virtue, Fred.
Walroth, Dr. and Mrs. E. J.
Warr, Mrs. Geo.
Weir, George
Weir, William
West, Fred.
Whittle, Mrs. Chas. and Dorothy
Williams, Mrs. B. Y.
Williams, Howard
Williams, G. M.
Williams, Carol
Willows, Miss Martha
Wilson, W. H.
Wilson, Harold
Wilson, Robert
Woodcock, Miss Evelyn
Woodcock, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Woodcock, Roy and Helen
Weatherstone, June
Weatherstone, Billie
Wright, Thos.
Williams, James
Wynne, George
Wupperman, Mrs.
Williams, Adam
Watson, Miss Lila

From Charles Dobie

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St. James…..

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Father David Andrew – Just Call Me Father D!

Let The Church Rise– A Little History of St. James Anglican Church

St James and St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar 1998 -Who Do You Know?

Memories of The Old Church Halls

I Bet You Didn’t Know this About St. James in Carleton Place

Father David Andrew – Just Call Me Father D!



My Grandfather Frederick J. Knight had thoughts like Margaret Thatcher about our old Anglican Parish of Nelsonville minister in Cowansville, Quebec. He would often say,

“I don’t mind how much my Minister talks, so long as he does what I say”.

Obviously, he would have met his match with Father David Andrew, Anglican minister of St. James, in Carleton Place. Attendance has flourished since his arrival in town, and he has also increased parish attendance by 50% in Clayton, Franktown, and Innisville when he was there. Father D was also Interim Rector of St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

They say God requires his people to shine as lights in the world, and after a stint in the optical business, he began to search for another light. He had stopped going to church at one point in his life, so he doesn’t know what exactly called him to God. During that 12 year journey he was a McMaster University (Certificate in Addiction Studies) addictions councelor at Rideauwood. Then his soul finally expanded into the worship of the creator, and it was on to the University of Ottawa – St. Paul (BTh.)  He became an Ordained Deacon on the Feast of the Ascension on May 13, 1999 and ordained priest on the Feast of St. Andrew, November 30, 1999.

He is an avid Senators fan (a complaining one), used to dabble in photography, and his other hobbies are listed as cat and dog. He loves anything to do with the Civil War, and we have a shared passion for Herron’s Mills. The area around Herron’s Mills, Lanark County was originally settled, starting in 1820, by Scottish immigrants from the southern areas of Scotland. Most of the Scottish who emigrated came from the over-crowded cities and areas in Scotland such as Glasgow and Lanark the town in Lanarkshire. But his love of the area is because his Mother’s last name was Herron and it reminds him of the Clyde River in Scotland.

If he had a magic wand he would make our main street sidewalks wider, and feels sorry for the local merchants as he feels their hands are tied. Father Andrew also says everyone should move to Carleton Place because it’s friendly and it has “as much as you need”, without having to drive to Ottawa. He gave an example of searching for a new TV and priced them all over the area. In the end it was local merchant Art Flint who had the best deal and service. Mr. Flint even delivered it, set it up, and took away the empty box.


He also feels Carleton Place is known as an accepting town, and welcomes people from all cultures, faiths, and genders. In January, St. James welcomed Muslim scholar Imam Mohamad Jebara. Jebara spoke before a big crowd at St. James about how the universal message of religion is to love one another, just like the town of Carleton Place practices.

I have always felt that Ministers should impress upon the people the necessity of individual effort. No church can flourish unless its members are workers. Father D’s enjoys the quote:

“Always be yourself unless you can be a pirate, then be a pirate.”

Everyone on Father D’s pirate ship is a worker, because he pushes the envelope, and we know darn well his holy ship is never going to sink.

St. James Anglican Church is vibrant, loving and welcoming with Father D at the helm. Knowing how outgoing he is, I really hope he picks up on that hot new idea about giving the Sacrament to the masses. It has been said the blood of God should be served in disposable paper Dixie cups for health reasons. Then every spring he could do a Roll up the Rim promo, with 99.5 % saying “Please Pray Again.”

St. James Anglican Church
225 Edmund St., Carleton Place, ON  K7C 3E7

Twice-weekly Eucharist services, weekly youth group and Bible studies, several women’s groups, a variety of youth activities, a choir, and an ever-expanding Outreach program to help the less fortunate in other parts of the world.
Eucharist: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (family)
Sunday School meets during 10 a.m. service

Eucharist at 10.00 a.m. all year

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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