QAHN calls for protection of pioneer church

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QAHN calls for protection of pioneer church
(Photo : Courtesy of Matthew Farfan - QAHN)

By Taylor McClure and Matthew McCully – During its Annual General Meeting held on June 1, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) adopted a resolution advocating for the preservation of the Holy Trinity Church in East Bolton. In the resolution, QAHN noted a disturbing trend in Quebec where owners of heritage properties allow them to deteriorate to a point of no return. The organization also pointed out that a number of high profile heritage sites have been demolished in recent years. “Whereas heritage properties connected to Quebec’s English-speaking community, in particular those in rural areas where the Anglophone population has declined, are especially vulnerable to threats,” the resolution reads, “Whereas a case in point is the historic Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Cemetery in South Bolton (903, Route Bolton-Pass, Municipality of Bolton-Est): this church, built in 1860, was cited by the municipality in 2012; close to 200 people are buried in the church’s adjoining cemetery; Whereas the fate of the above-mentioned pioneer church and cemetery are the subject of growing concern in the municipality and surrounding areas,” QAHN stated, among other arguments for the protection of the site. QAHN reminded the Anglican Diocese of the importance of pioneer churches and cemeteries and asked the diocese to do make every effort to protect them. See full story in the Wednesday, June 12 edition of The Record.

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I think that this church should be declared a heritage site and should be preserved!