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In 1871, a service was held in the small house of Charles Morley, just north of the future settlement of Huntsville by a missionary from England, to a congregation of seven people.

1873, the Diocese of Algoma was formed and Huntsville became an out station with the services being held in a log building used jointly for the Anglican congregation and the Orange Lodge.old hall-final1.jpg (9776 bytes)

In 1876, the first settler of Huntsville, William Cann gave a piece of land by the river to the parish and the shell of a church hall was erected

Church Hall built in 1876
- burned Great fire of 1894

llwyd3.jpg (3275 bytes) In 1883, the Rev. Thomas Llwyd was appointed the first rector.  He bought the present rectory. He was a man of great foresight. Another Hall was built with a driving shed for horses

In 1886, land was bought for a cemetery

In 1889, the Rev. Llwyd expressed the hope that a stone church could be built and plans were initiated

In 1894, Huntsville’s "Great Town Fire"destroyed the wooden Hall  shown above and spurred the parish to finish the stone church.

church.jpg (13653 bytes)In 1895 - June 5th, the first service was held in the new church.  Architect, Robert Mitchell Ogilvie of Toronto.  "All Saints Anglican Church (1894-95), a English Gothic work executed in local fieldstone."  Architects in Canada.

In 1903, before his death the Rev. Llwyd persuaded the parish to build a stone Parish Hall

In 1906, the Parish Hall became the centre of social life in Huntsville, with the first slide shows, travelling shows, a Toronto Opera company and ultimately movies.

In 1925-26, the sanctuary and chancel was enlarged, and the church stable behind the rectory was torn down.

In 1964 , under the guidance of Canon George Sutherland, the chapel was built and an addition to the organ loft , so the new pipe organ could be installed.

In 1989, All Saintsí Church Parish Hall, erected 1905, was named Sutherland Hall on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ordination in honour of the Rev. Canon George Sutherland and his wife Jean for their devoted service to the church, and to our parish family and the Huntsville Community for over a span of 35 years.

In 1992, the parish, under the guidance of Archdeacon Eric Patterson, purchased the old Francis property adjacent to the church, to house the church office, church school and meeting space. This fine old house was designed and built in 1904 by William Proudfoot for parishioner Frederick Francis.

In 2000, significant modifications to Sutherland Hall were made to make it wheelchair accessible including  a new power-entry door, an elevator between  the Upper and Lower and Entry levels plus new washrooms on the upper Level.


Incumbents of the Parish of All Saints', Huntsville

The Rev. Thomas Llwyd 1883-1903
The Rev. T. W. Balfour 1903-1911
The Rev. E. J. Harper 1911-1914
The Rev. P. S. R. Law 1914-1925
The Rev. P. Steed 1925-1926
The Rev. N. F. Smith 1927-1934
The Rev. E. R. Nornabell 1934-1948
The Rev. J. E. Hinchcliffe 1948-1954
Canon G. W. Sutherland 1954-1990
The Ven Eric Paterson 1992-1996
The Ven. Lynn Uzans 1996-2001
The Ven. Dawn Henderson 2002-