St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

Walpole Island, Ontario

Rev. Paul Woolley, was appointed Incumbent (part-time) to St. John the Baptist, Walpole Island, effective the first of September 2008.   He began this new ministry in addition to his ministry at St. Stephen's, Courtright, Ontario.

As a Christian community, St John's is committed to living the Gospel and being active in our faith within and beyond the walls of the building.

At St John's, we learn about our Christian faith, as expressed through the Gospels and within our Anglican tradition, in order to foster a greater understanding of the faith of others and of ourselves.   We are led by the example of Jesus' ministry to honour our biblical covenant with our world, with each other, and with God.

The pictures below are in the church.

Jesus is condemmed to death

Jesus falls on the road of the cross

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Jesus' body is taken down from the wood of the cross

Walpole Island is in the channel at the St. Clair River right along the international border between Canada and the United States.   It is a native reserve with the Walpole Island First Nation being a council representing the three tribes of Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Ottawa.

The Church of England established a mission station there in the early part of the nineteenth century.   Bishop of Toronto John Strachan visited Walpole Island in 1845 as part of his practice of visiting every parish and mission in his diocese every three years.   St John's became part of the Diocese of Huron when the diocese was established in 1857.
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