St. James-on-the-Lines 1836

This garrison church was erected 1836-38 on the Penetanguishene military reserve. It was also attended by military pensioners and civilians since, until the 1870s, it housed the only Protestant congregation in the vicinity. Building funds were obtained largely through the exertions of the local naval commandant, Captain John Moberly, R.N. The first rector, Reverend Geo. Hallen, held the post for thirty-six years. Many of the community's pioneers and military leaders are buried in its cemetery.


On the grounds of the church, 215 Church Street North, Penetanguishene

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: Town of Penetanguishene