Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saint John's Anglican, Historic Northeast

Above are pages from a church prepared pamphlet which describes the journey the congregation made from formation to their current home.In the 500 block of Kensington Avenue St. John's Anglican continues over a century of service.
My tour guides, below, Dorri and Ian, were very gracious in allowing me lots of time and giving me lots of information. Ian also had a bunch of questions about photography :)
In the image below you see the church on the left and the rectory on the right. Many Northeasters will remember Father Claudius and his family who lived there from 1959 to 1989.

Below, the view from the balcony which was added in the 1960s to provide space for the organ and choir.

There is quite lovely stained glass throughout. In building the stone church the parishioners were very frugal and watched costs closely down to the cost of each stone. It was built in stages with the corner stone (actually in the center of the front) laid in 1903 and the building completed in 1905.

Above, looking from the front of the church to the back, or, looking west from east.

Above, the Sacristy, below two images of the books that have been carefully preserved showing births, deaths, and baptisms.

Above, the kitchen with its gas range... below the fellowship hall with the "old" altar in the right foreground.

It's always refreshing when you see history so carefully saved. In my humble opinion there can be to much discarding of the past destroying tradition and memories.

The old metal sign that has been replaced by a vinyl one.
Above, children's play area and below a small worship space with old windows from the Sanctuary.

You can see this delightful church yourself, perhaps even join them in worship. 517 Kensington Avenue, 64124 816-231-8270.


  1. Beautiful photos as always david. Thank you for that!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to let others see how beautiful and peaceful our church really is. I do hope if for nothing else people come to see how wonderful this church is and visit with us. I always have a warm and comforting feeling when I go into this church. I have been a member since my birth in 1964. The photographs are beautiful! Thanks again! Julie Morales