St. Mark's Anglican Church

51 King Street, Port Hope, Ontario

St Mark's Anglican Church is located on the east side of King St. midway between William Street and Dorset Street East, Port Hope, Ontario.

This Anglican Church was built in 1822 and originally painted grey.   The builder was Norman Brogdin; the Smith family were major donors; and town founder Jonathon Walton presented the bell.   It was consecrated in 1828 and dedicated to St. John the Evangelist.

The frame building was enlarged in 1842.   Irish-born architect Kivas Tully was hired in 1851 to alter the windows and tower and give the church its present size, form and Gothic appearance.

A new St. John's was opened on Pine Street in 1869 and this building was closed. Re-opened in 1873 and re-dedicated, it became the church of a separate parish. Further alterations were made about 1895; 42 gallons of paint were used in 1948 to transform the church from grey to white; and in 1962 the church was carefully restored.

On July 26, 1959, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip accompanied their host Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada and a parishioner of St. Mark's, to morning worship here.

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