Built in the summer of 1963, St. John’s Anglican Church is a beautiful, small stone church in Sunbury that has been home to generations of local Anglican parishioners.
The small but dedicated congregation will be celebrating the 150th anniversary on Sunday, June 9 with special service guest speaker The Right Rev. Michael Oulton and a reception to follow at the Storrington Centre, 3910 Battersea Rd.
“We’re the only Anglican church in the area and we’re a dedicated group,” said Sharon Patterson, St. John’s Church rector’s warden. “Anglicans are very devoted to their church and to their beliefs.”
St. John’s church has seen a number of ministers through its doors over the years with Reverend Robert Porter currently overseeing the congregation.
The building itself has also seen a number of changes, with updates to the carpeting, stonework done outside and the addition of a beautiful stain glass window. The most recent major renovation was in 1982 with the interior restored and repainted.
“We do a little bit each year, just to maintain the building,” said Patterson. “This building itself, I think its presence is important to the Anglicans in the area.”
The celebration will start at 10 a.m. and the general public is welcome to attend.