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St. John's Anglican Church, Port Dalhousie


St. John's Anglican Church Port Dalhousie - Front view (Stephanie Milovanovic)


General Information


St. John’s Anglican Church is located in the former village of Port Dalhousie, now a district in the City of St. Catharines. Port Dalhousie was officially named a village in October of 1862.  In 1868 St. John’s Anglican Church was built with new bricks on the site of the previously burnt down church of St. James. With the rising population and the newly formed village of Port Dalhousie, this church along with the community helped change the village from a relatively insignificant port to an international trading centre during the American Civil War.


When rebuilt, St. John’s Anglican church was built as a geometric gothic styled church under the direction of Architect Henry Langley. The style of the church was not a popular style in Niagara Region at the time, but became well liked and very common. The majority of the interior of the church was donated as memorial pieces including windows, altars, chancel screens, pulpits, lighting fixtures and chimes graciously received by the church. In 1943 an electric pipe organ was installed in the chancel.


In 1953 a new entrance and addition was added to the church, and a year later the church purchased a new pipe organ which was installed. As you walk around the grounds we hope you notice the intricate architectural detail of the church.



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Hours of Operation


Office Hours:

Tuesday 9-1pm & Thursday 12:30-4:30pm

Service: Sunday 8am & 10am





From Hamilton:


Head East on the Queen Elizabeth Way Niagara away from Toronto, take exit 51 for Seventh St/Country Rd 34, turn Left at 7th Louth St, take a right at Lakeshore Rd West and continue onto Main St


From Fort Erie:


Head south on Central Ave towards Courtwright St, Take the Queen Elizabeth Way via Toronto, exit for Martindale Rd towards Country Rd-38, turn left at Martindale Rd and a final right onto Main St.







St. John's Anglican Church, Port Dalhousie
80 Main Street
Port Dalhousie, Ontario
L2N 4V2 Municipality St. Catharines



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.199695
Longitude -79.271424
UTM easting 640437.61918001
UTM northing 4784441.37693093


The Rev Laura Marie Piotrowicz
Tel 905-935-6021

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