Churches of Biddulph

[St Patrick's Church - Roman Catholic]

Rev. M. Power of Toronto established St. Patrick’s congregation in 1845 with an estimated 25 Roman Catholic families. [...]The first church, a frame building, was built in 1850. [...] St. Patrick’s congregation grew rapidly and by 1853 reached a total of 150 families. [...] A brick structure, modelled after the first St. Peter Cathedral, was built in 1859. [...] Rev. Fr. H. B. Lotz became rector of St. Patrick’s in 1876 and after three years was succeeded by Rev. Fr. John Connolly [...].

Source: Jennie Raycraft Lewis, Sure An' This Is Biddulph (Unknown: Biddulph Township Council, 1964). Notes: J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives.

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