St. John's Church

Following the cession of Detroit to the United States in 1794, and the withdrawal of the British garrison two years later, many residents moved to the Canadian side of the river where they founded the community of Sandwich. Early Anglican services were conducted there by Richard Pollard, sheriff of the Western District. In 1802, he was ordained a deacon and appointed missionary to the settlement. By 1807, a log church had been erected, but it was destroyed by American troops during the War of 1812. It was replaced in 1818-19 by a larger structure that forms a portion of the present church.


On the grounds of the church, 3305 Sandwich Street, Windsor

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: City of Windsor