The Oldest Church in Beauce County Celebrates 175 years

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Photo: Courtesy of Municipality of Frampton

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the Springbrook Anglican Chapel “Christ Church” in Frampton, the oldest church in Beauce County. In 1836, the Reverend Robert Knight, first resident pastor of Frampton chose the site and organized the building of the chapel which began that same year. Abandoned in 1950s, the chapel was restored by a group of citizens in the 1980s. Today this chapel is the pride of our community and, we hope, of the entire Beauce area. To underline this occasion the Cultural Committee of Frampton invites all former residents and their descendants to join them in celebrating this historic anniversary. Come and discover or rediscover the beauty of this exceptional site. The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 11, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a bilingual ecumenical service in Christ Church followed by a community brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost for the brunch will be: $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Please reserve before June 5. Local talent will provide entertainment during the afternoon, a short historical play, song, dance, music, etc. and the planting of a tree to commemorate the 175th Anniversary.Local artists will be displaying their handicrafts, and a special contest will be held. Anyone who wishes is invited to create a work of art, (painting, sculpture, photograph, etc.) in connection with the Anglican Church. The public will be invited to vote for their favourite work of art and it will be crowned “Oeuvre d’art du 175.” The Cultural Committee has agreed to purchase this piece from the author. ($350 is the maximum that will be paid) Come and celebrate with us. To reserve for the brunch or to request more information, please contact Mathieu Turcotte (418)479-2153, Yves Turgeon (418)479-5343 or Jo Ann Hennessey (418)479-5721.