St. John’s Anglican Church Celebrate 200 Years: Special Events Slated For Historic Church Milestone
By Mike Butler
While the town of Wolfville celebrates its 125th year, another historic Wolfville establishment is commemorating its anniversary, and its longevity is worth noting.
St. John’s Anglican Church is celebrating its 200th year with some special events. With such a tremendously interesting history behind it, the church has become a landmark in our town and whether this is your congregation of choice or not, the stability and beauty of this church and its members is worth celebrating.
On June 17, 2018, the 200th anniversary service was held, just three days shy of the actual date of the first service held in 1818, and it was a very special time for everyone who attended. If you missed it, there are still two other events to take in.
On Friday July 27 and Sunday July 29, a special commemorative cemetery tour is scheduled, provided by Valley Ghost Walks, and it’s a family-friendly event. The guided tour of the cemetery, surrounding property of the church, and the church itself, will be hosted by historical figures who reside in the cemetery. The tour is intended to bring to light some of the historically-influential members of the congregation and their contributions to the town and surrounding area. With so many prominent families represented in the cemetery (Herbin, Dewolfe, Brown, Storrs, How, Black) It’s going to be a spooky, informative, and unique way of celebrating this landmark church. The cemetery tour will start at 7:30pm, with limited availability, so get your tickets soon!
Another major event, taking place on August 11, is the church’s third annual British Cream Tea, featuring cucumber sandwiches, clotted cream, and Victoria sponge. This year, everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes representing the Edwardian era, and just wait until you see how they decorate with a decidedly British flavour, complete with a brass band. It’s a first come, first served event you’re sure to love!The tea will take place from 2pm-4pm, rain or shine, with tickets being sold at the door, so make sure your there on time as seating will be limited!