Kenyon Presbyterian Church - Dunvegan, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 21.751 W 074° 49.163
18T E 514145 N 5023238
Quick Description: A handsome very old stone church with Scottish Gaelic history in Eastern Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/6/2013 7:32:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMHFWB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The first church at Dunvegan was built of cedar logs in 1840. In 1871, the cornerstone of the present stone church was laid. A bell was put up in the tower in 1884.

The Kenyon Church retained its Highland Scottish characteristics longer than most other Canadian congregations: proficiency in Gaelic was a requirement for their ministers until 1934. A precentor with a tuning fork led the congregation in song until permission was given to bring in an organ in 1913.

The Highland communion Season was celebrated in Dunvegan well into the 20th century when twice a year the congregation would meet for four days of worship.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1871

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Presbyterian

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
19970 Dunvegan Road
Dunvegan, Ontario Canada

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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