Friday, April 25, 2014

LONDON, ONT: Christ Anglican Church closes 151-year-old doors

By Craig Gilbert
April 21, 2014

It’s not a death in the family but for the 40 remaining parishioners at London’s second-oldest Anglican church, it sure feels like one.

Christ Anglican Church at the corner of Wellington Road and Hill Street hosted its final service on Easter Sunday (April 20). Its congregation has voted to disband after more than 150 years in the architecturally significant SoHo landmark they’ve turned into one of the city’s most joyous places, but can’t afford to maintain.

Though technically retired, the Venerable Nancy Adams, Archdeacon of Delaware, has for the past 10 months presided over the services there, which a century ago packed the pews with 100 people three times each Sunday but now draw about 25 people just once.

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