Christ Anglican Church
317 Ramsey Street, Amherstburg, Ontario
The congregation at Amherstburg was formed in 1802 by travelling missionary Rev. Richard Pollard stationed at Sandwich, Upper Canada.
Christ Church Amherstburg was built by the soldiers at Fort Malden in 1818-19 and is the original structure. Its first service was on Dec. 12, 1819. Christ Church served the garrison at Fort Malden which was the base for the British from 1796 until 1851.
Christ Church is in the Essex Deanery of the Anglican Diocese of Huron.
Worship ServicesRector: Rev. Bill Strang (since July of 2001)
September to June
8:30 a.m. Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer (said service)
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (with choir), Book of Alternative Services
July and August 9:30 a.m.
Special services throughout the year include:
- Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
- Vestry the last Sunday in January at 9:30 a.m.
- Ash Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Maundy Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- Good Friday at 10:30 a.m.
- Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m & 10:30 a.m.
- Blessing of Animals the last Sunday of September at 10:30 a.m.
Amherstburg, OntarioAmherstburg is in southwestern Ontario on the Detroit River near Lake Erie. First settled in 1784, it became the new base of the British after the evacuation of their military post at Detroit, 26 km to the north, in 1796.
Amherstburg has a population of 21,748 (2006c). Its industries include chemical products and automotive parts and it is a center for marine salvage. At the Fort Malden Historical Park, original earthworks, stone buildings and a blockhouse have been restored.