Oakville Historical Society commemorates St. Luke’s founding

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Published November 10, 2021 at 12:26 pm

St. Luke's Anglican Church and Community Centre was recently presented with the custom-built plaque to commemorate the founding of the parish. ST. LUKE'S IMAGES

The Oakville Historical Society has recognized one of the oldest churches in Oakville with a commemorative plaque.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church and Community Centre was recently presented with the custom-built plaque to commemorate the founding of the parish in 1842 and the construction of the church building in 1845.

It also recognizes the ministries and community support that the North Oakville church has brought to the town in the many decades since.

“Generations of local families have found their spiritual home together in this space,” the local church said on its website.

George Chisholm, a longtime representative of the Oakville Historical Society, presented the plaque to Gladis Di Paolo, a parishioner and food program organizer, and Roy Campbell, a Community Centre Coordinator at St. Luke’s, on Thursday, November 4.

The local church said its especially grateful to Chisholm, who installed the custom-made plaque on the church, as well as the board of directors at the Oakville Historical Society.

“This plaque will serve as a reminder of St. Luke’s rich history as the church continues to serve the community in years to come,” St. Luke’s said on its website.

The Anglican church completed its community centre building in 2016. Since then, the community hub has all kinds of programs for the community.

The church was closed for several months due to the pandemic, but communities programs have begun to return to St. Luke’s facilities.

The Oakville Historical Society is the official collector of archives for the Town of Oakville. It has preserved and promoted the historical heritage of the town since its founding in 1953.

The society has installed plaques like the one at St. Luke’s to commemorate dozens of historic sites in Oakville.

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