MURRAY BAY PROTESTANT CHURCH

CHRONOLOGY

Chuech_BW1867: First Services held in the completed church. First Trustees included D.R. Wilkie, C.P. Champion, The Hon. Edward Blake, Samuel H. Blake, Q.C., Dr. Reddy, D.C. Thompson, Busby Lamb and Col. Reeve. Hubert Warren, uncle of the famous Murray Bay architect, was the contractor. It was also the year of Canadian Confederation.

1889: William Edward Duggan Esq., who had inherited some of the seigneury of John Nairne in Murray Bay, made a gift of the land to the church trustees, and the church was enlarged the following year.

1902: Chancel enlarged.

1906: First electric lights installed.

1910: Original wooden church encased in stone. The architectural drawings were donated by I.N. Phelps Stokes and were made by his firm Howells & Stokes of New York. Mr. Phelps Stokes and Edith Minturn had been married in 1895 at the church. Charles Warren served as contractor.

1914: Beach Jones Window, made by Tiffany & Company installed at rear of church.

1920: Henshaw Memorial Window installed in Chancel.

1924: Funeral and internment of William Hume Blake, translator of "Maria Chapdelaine".

1925: Stimson/Blake Memorial Organ installed.
This Casavant 400-pipe organ contained 400 flutes and replaced the 1903 organ.

1940: Lockwood Memorial Window installed in Chancel.

1951: Double Memorial Window installed in Chancel.

1967: Gala Celebration of the 100th Anniversary.

1994: New Roof put on our church.

1995: Major organ renovation at the Casavant workrooms in St. Hyacinthe.

2010: First bathroom installed in church.

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