Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall, The

This pioneer clergyman, legislator and teacher was born in 1778 in Aberdeen, Scotland and, in 1799, came to Kingston as a tutor. In 1803, after entering the Church of England, he was ordained and appointed missionary at Cornwall. Here, in 1804-05, he built its first Anglican Church. Shortly afterwards, he opened a boys' school, which became renowned for its high academic standards and eminent graduates. In 1812, he became Rector of York (Toronto), and subsequently a member of the province's executive and legislative councils. Appointed Upper Canada's first Anglican bishop in 1839, he died in 1867 and this church, commenced in 1869, is dedicated to his memory.


On the grounds of Trinity Church, a building dedicated to his memory, 105 Second Street West, Cornwall

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Municipality: City of Cornwall