St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church

In 1881, a wooden church was constructed on this site to house Midland’s first Roman Catholic parish, allowing worshippers to attend Mass in their own community, rather than travelling to Penetanguishene. The permanent stone structure was begun in 1912 with the laying of the cornerstone, and construction was completed two years later. On Christmas Eve 1986, the church interior was destroyed by fire. With community-wide support, it was reconstructed and re-dedicated in 1988.

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The bells arrive for the bell tower at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church (Left)

St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church (Left)

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Laying the Cornerstone of St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic church.

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After the fire on Christmas Eve, 1986, at St. Margaret’s The roof and steeple were destroyed along with the interior.

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A view of the interior of the church after being cleaned up.

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A front view of St. Margaret’s during the reconstruction fundraiser.

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A year after the fire, St. Margaret’s has a new roof.

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A souvenir dish of St. Margaret’s. The dish says “Catholic Church, Hugel Avenue, Midland Ontario”. The Huronia has many such souvenir dishes from the Huronia area in its collection.

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St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, c.unknown.

 

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