--March 19, 2016.
St Mungo's Homecoming 2016
~ Celebrating 180 years~
Hidden away amongst the houses along the Ottawa River in Cushing, Quebec, is one of the oldest churches in the Lower Laurentians. With its central tower, big windows and Georgian proportions St Mungo's is a typical Scottish country parish church from the early 19th century ... in a quaint little Quebec village.
According to folklore, this architectural gem was built by the Scottish stonemasons who worked on the Ottawa River canals in the 1830s. The first minister, Rev William Mair, served Presbyterians on the North Shore of the Ottawa River from Carillon to Avoca and points north, as well as the South Shore from Point Fortune to Hawkesbury in Ontario. Hundreds, if not thousands, of early British settlers took up land in the Lower Laurentians before moving on to other places further west in Ontario, the US and Western Canada. Many of their births, marriages and deaths are recorded in the parish registers.
This year marks the 180th anniversary of the construction of St Mungo's, and to commemorate this milestone, we invite all and sundry, to come home to St Mungo's. This two-day celebration will take place on July 23 & 24, 2016, and include history displays, genealogical consultations, barbecue, church service and the skirl of the pipes. A hundred thousand welcomes.
For information, contact Cecil McPhee at email@example.com or 514-937-2131.