Little White Church

Voir Journée Du Patrimoine Réligieux pour les détails

~ 12 Sept. 2021 ~

The annual event of Religious Heritage Days will open the doors of Russeltown Church on Sunday, September 12th from 1pm - 4pm for Friends to come visit and appreciate this beautiful site.

Donations will be welcomed as efforts continue to maintain this historic property.

In the context of the collective effort to counter the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the event will take place in compliance with public health rules and the capacity of communities to welcome visitors.

Visit Journée Du Patrimoine Réligieux for more details.

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L’événement annuel des Journées du patrimoine religieux vise à ouvrir les portes de L'Église Russeltown, Dimanche le 12 Septembre entre 13h et 16h pour le faire connaître et apprécie.

Les dons sont toujours apprécie pour que nous continuons à entretenir cette propriété historique.

Dans le contexte de l'effort collectif pour contrer la propagation de la maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19), l'événement se déroulera dans le respect des règles de santé publique et de la capacité des milieux à accueillir les visiteurs.

The Russeltown Flatts Church began through the vision of Mary Forbes, whose husband John ran a small store across the road. Her encouragement, along with the hard work of local settlers resulted in the raising of the building's frame in 1826. The church was first used by the Methodists and Congregationalists.

By 1853, the settlers were forming a strong tie to the Presbyterian Congregationalists and Mrs. Forbes turned the church over to them in return for their commitment to build a steeple. Donald Black, a federal Member of Parliament (1935-53) and grandson of original settler Josiah Black, donated the electrical lighting and fixtures for the church in 1920. In 1925, with the union of the churches, Russeltown Flatts Church joined the United Church of Canada. By 1945, the scattering of the local population forced the merger of Knox, Wesley-Covey Hill and Russeltown churches.

The Russeltown Church and Cemetery has been maintained by trustees and is now a registered foundation. The Church welcomes visitors to its Anniversary Service, regularly held the last Sunday in July.