In 2017, St.John’s Anglican Church in Jordan celebrated its 175th anniversary.
Built "on the bench" above the village of Jordan, it sits on land donated by George Ball of the original Balls Falls family. In 1841 Jordan was already an established village on the Queenston to Grimsby stage coach route. There was shipbuilding in the harbour and flour was been shipped by the barrel to Montreal.
Built of local stone by stone masons Andrew Dalrymple and Newton Perry, St.John’s was begun in 1841 but was not dedicated until 1854. At that time, all of Niagara was under the Diocese of Toronto and the leadership of Bishop Strachan. The Diocese of Niagara was not formed until 1875.
For many years St.John’s was a mission church under the leadership St.John’s Anglican Church, Port Dalhousie.
The first stained glass windows were installed in 1922. The theme of the magnificent window above the altar, "the sower went forth to sow", is so fitting for a farming community. Over the years the original church property has been extended to the west, creating a second entrance, an enlarged cemetery and room for a much needed new parish hall completed in 1975.
Our 10:30 service finds the church filled with music from the choir up in the balcony accompanied by the organ installed in 1984. We still worship using the revised prayer book. Our ladies offer coffee and goodies after each service. A warm welcome awaits you at St.John’s.
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