Anglican Deanery of Essex

Essex Deanery is made up of 28 congregations formed into 21 parishes.   It is in Windsor and Essex County in southwestern Ontario.   It is one of the 13 deaneries of the Anglican Diocese of Huron.


Christ Church, Amherstburg, OntarioChrist Church, Amherstburg

Amherstburg is located on the Detroit River and was first settled in 1784. It became the base for the British after they evacuated Detroit. It was used to capture Detroit in 1812 was under American occupation 1813-1815. Christ Church dates from 1818. Current rector is Rev. Bill Strang.

Web page:   Christ Anglican Church, Amherstburg, Ontario


Essex and Cottam

Web pages:   St. Paul's Essex and Trinity Church, Cottam


Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville, Ontario

Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville, OntarioThe first Anglican church in Kingsville, St John's, was a log hut built in 1852. When a new church was opened in 1891 the church and parish were renamed to the Church of the Epiphany.

The present parish hall was completed in 1991. It holds parish offices, a boardroom, choir room and 4 Sunday School rooms, a nursery, wheelchair accessible washrooms, a main hall and kitchen.

Website: Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville


St. Andrew's Church, LaSalle

Lasalle, Ontario (2006 pop. 27,652) in Essex County is a bedroom community of Windsor.

The Reverend Colin Pearce became Incumbent (half time) of St. Andrew’s, LaSalle October 2007.   He is also Incumbent (half time) of St. Barnabas, Windsor.   Rev. Deacon Colin Johnson is an honorary assistant.


St. John the Evangelist, Leamington, OntarioSt. John the Evangelist
Leamington, Ontario

Leamington is located on the north shore of Lake Erie, 54km southeast of Windsor.   Its largest employer is H.J.Heinz which has its Canadian headquarters and a food-processing plant there.

Rector, appointed September 1, 2008, is the Rev. Robert Lemon.   More on St John's, Leamington


Oldcastle and Colchester

Oldcastle and Colchester Anglican Churches Details on   St. Stephen's Oldcastle and Church of the Redeemer, Colchester


Pelee Island

Pelee Island has a 2-point parish consisting of St. Mary's Church and Calvary Church. Rector is Rev. Ed Healey.


St Mark-by-the-Lake, St Clair Beach, OntarioSt. Mark-by-the-Lake Church
St. Clair Beach, Ontario

St. Clair Beach is just east of Windsor on the south shore of Lake St Clair.

Rector is Rev. Kevin George.


Parish of Southern Trinity

Colchester, Malden and Harrow Anglican Churches Under Rev. Thomas F. Whealen a Methodist Church was bought in Harrow becoming St Andrew's in 1894. Two years later another another Methodist building was bought and moved to Malden and dedicated to St Alban in 1897.

At this time the oldest church Christ Church, Colchester had been established for almost a hundred years. The first services at Colchester were performed in a log cabin by Rev. Richard Pollard in 1805. The first church building was opened in 1821 and the present building was built in 1876. Rev Pollard was the only Anglican clergyman in the western counties of Ontario and was responsible for founding several churches including St John's, Sandwich

The Rev. Christine Downey has been rector since August 2007.