Thursday, October 7, 2021
Detail from an 1948 photo of Whonnock's "downtown" showing what was then called St. John the Evangelist. Note the old church hall above the church on what is now the parking lot. To the east the vicarage -- long gone. In front, in the left-hand corner of the picture is Henk Lee's house, 27090 River Rd,
Thursday, June 17, 2021
In 2021 the parishioners of the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Whonnock will celebrate the centennial of the birth of their church on River Road.
The precursor of the present church was St. Paul’s on 272nd Street, built in 1891.
Already as early as 1909 the parishioners of this “English Church” wanted to build a new church once the necessary funds were collected. In 1913 they purchased the land but the First World War put their plans on hold.
Finally, in 1921, they built the new church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. It still stands there a century later.
This little book might be of particular interest to the members of the Anglican Church, but anyone interested in Whonnock’s history will enjoy reading about St. Paul’s Church and its people.