Father O’Shea’s Diocesan Reflections #36

Posted January 16, 2019 6:41 pm by The Diocese of Charlottetown

Father O’Shea’s Diocesan Reflections #36

Spotlight  Parish: St. Peter’s Bay

St. Peter’s Church

            The
first settlers in these parts were Scottish Catholic Highlanders who arrived
along the North Shore there in 1792.   In
1830 the first church was erected, 30 x 50 feet, and in 1868 a long-lasting
rectory was added.   In 1881 on the same
site a magnificent church in brick was opened, although not completely
finished.   It measured 47 x 104 feet
with an attached sacristy/side chapel 23 x 34.  
The architect for this was a Mr. Raymond from Quebec.  This church at that time was likely the most
splendid in the diocese, visible for miles around, overlooking the peaceful
waters of the Bay.  

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