Welcome to the celebrations of our

75th ANNIVERSARY

Our bell, Bertha, has been calling to north Leaside to come and celebrate and also tolled in remembrance. It will ring on Sunday, April 25, 2021 for our virtual service with as many as hear it in the neighbourhood and online. Bishop Andrew Asbil will preach. The links for the service and coffee hour are available through our weekly newsletter updates.

The virtual anniversary cake will be cut. We look forward to greeting you all in person at a BBQ in September. Then you will see the inside banners and plaques and pictures to commemorate people and events over our 75 years.

Now we encourage you to look through the photo album of our last 75 years below. We would be pleased if you were to leave us a comment, a memory or birthday greeting in the space provided. You can learn more about our history here.

The Early Days (1940s–1950s)

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

Coming soon

1990-1999

2000-2005

2006-2009

2010-2019

2020-2021

We love to
hear from you!

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Mrs, Kim Breslin (Gail Beer) wrote on April 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm:
I remember when Canon and Mrs. Bracken first arrived at our church! Shortly thereafter, we had a great Social evening and they taught all of us how to do the Virginia Reel. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the Dancing!

We had many, many social events in those early years. We had Bazaars, Teas and fundraisers to make money to "Raise the Roof"! The men went out to get pledges for the building Fund and went door to door canvassing.
Mrs, Kim Breslin (Gail Beer) wrote on April 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm:
I remember attending services when St. Augustine was just a basement church. I was maybe nine or ten? We used those splinter-type stacker Chairs that were stored under the stage.

I still remember the radiators heating u[p and making very loud banging noises in the middle of the service. I also recall hearing the phone ring in the minister's office (beside the stairs), during the sermon. It was so...... loud and just kept on ringing and ringing!