Church Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, September 9
St. John’s Cathedral
service will start at 10:00 a.m.
Aboriginal Smudging Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Lord Selkirk Association has organized a Church Service of Thanksgiving commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Selkirk Settlers in 1812.
The service will be a combination of Anglican and Presbyterian worship similar to the worship style of the early settlers. The original St. John’s Cathedral was where the Selkirk Settlers worshipped while they awaited the arrival of a Gaelic-speaking minister from the Presbyterian Church. Descendants of some of the original settlers will be taking an active role in the service.
Lord Selkirk will be in attendance.
A free lunch will be provided after the service (sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, dainties, etc.).
Tours of the cemetery including many significant gravesites will be offered after the church service.