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St.James Anglican Church, Stratford,  Ontario, Canada  05

St.James Anglican Church, Stratford, Ontario, Canada 05

Description : St. James Church celebrated its 150th anniversary as a Parish in 1990. The present building was dedicated by Benjamin Cronyn, Bishop of Huron in 1870. It is the third church to be built on this site. The first organ was installed in 1874, rebuilt in 1902, and several times since... most recently in 1992. There are 11 bells in the tower, the largest weighs 955 kilos (2100 lbs) and is called Big Joe. All eleven bells are dedicated, one to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The blue carpet in the chancel is ac tually a section from that of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abby, 1953.

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