WELCOME TO ST. MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
St. Mark’s is a vibrant congregation in Port Hope with a love of music within the Diocese of Toronto. There are approximately 100 people on the Parish List and each week around 50 attend Sunday services. We are a welcoming, inclusive congregation committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ and a desire to further God’s work in our community. We have a desire for learning and an increasing involvement in the Anglican Church’s Marks of Mission of social justice and safeguarding the environment.
As the oldest church building still in active use in the Diocese of Toronto, St. Mark’s has a long and fascinating history. Although the area was settled in 1793, the first Anglican service was recorded in 1813. The current frame church was built between 1822 and 1824, immediately south of a cemetery established in 1819 when the Parish of St John the Evangelist, Port Hope and Vicinity was founded. The church was dedicated to St. John the Evangelist in 1828. That Parish relocated to Pine Street, Port Hope in 1869. The Parish was divided in 1872 and the restored church building and cemetery rededicated to St Mark in 1873.
Much detailed information on the church and its parishioners exists. Anyone interested in additional information, family history inquiries or those with stories and information about St. Mark’s to share, or if you’d like to volunteer can write or email the archivist here.
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