Spotlight  Parish: St. Peter’s Bay

St. Peter’s Church

first settlers in these parts were Scottish Catholic Highlanders who arrived
along the North Shore there in 1792.   In
1830 the first church was erected, 30 x 50 feet, and in 1868 a long-lasting
rectory was added.   In 1881 on the same
site a magnificent church in brick was opened, although not completely
finished.   It measured 47 x 104 feet
with an attached sacristy/side chapel 23 x 34.  
The architect for this was a Mr. Raymond from Quebec.  This church at that time was likely the most
splendid in the diocese, visible for miles around, overlooking the peaceful
waters of the Bay.  

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