St. Augustine’s & Heritage Homes, Prospect

Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church is located at Concession 3, Lot 26, 261 Richmond Rd, Prospect, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

Built in 1854, by stone mason John May, on land donated by William James, with lumber and stone supplied by parishioners, St. Augustine’s has a seating capacity of 120, and the church served a group of early Irish Anglican settlers who had been meeting up to that time in a school house.

In 1888 St Augustine’s became part of the Parish of Ashton. St. Augustine’s Church and cemetery were consecrated by Bishop Charles Hamilton on September 24, 1896.

Closed in 1967, the building, cemetery and grounds are maintained by the Ashton Parish. A service is held once a year in August.

June 24, 1954, p. 12, “The Ottawa Journal”

James Family

Heritage Home

This heritage home has changed hands over the years: William James was the original owner. The James family donated the land for St. Augustine’s Church in 1854. John Porter bought the house from a son-in-law of the James family. The home was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Rees, who sold it to Arnold and Moira Guetta.

Aug. 19, 1972, p. 31, “The Ottawa Journal”

May 4, 1974, p. 42, “The Ottawa Journal”

Prospect Heritage

House Tour 2007

June 2, 2007, p. 88, “The Ottawa Citizen”

June 2, 2007, p. 88, “The Ottawa Citizen”

June 2, 2007, p. 88, “The Ottawa Citizen”

June 2, 2007, p. 88, “The Ottawa Citizen”

June 2, 2007, p. 88, “The Ottawa Citizen”

Some of the family names in the area: Bennett, Beveridge, Blair, Boyle, Budd, Carrigan, Cassell, Christie, Craig, Douglas, Dowdall, Featherston, Flinn, Garland, Gladden, Goodenough, Graham, James, Kinsella, Lackey, Leach, Lewis, Makinson, McMullen, Parry, Plant, Plaunt, Porter, Presley, Rathwell, Rothwell, Salter, Saunders, Simpson, Wilson.

Sunday Drive

or Walking Trails

Prospect is surrounded by farmer’s fields, thick forests, and scenic walking trails. One of the nicest trails, Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail begins at the Beckwith Recreation Complex located at 1319 9th Line Beckwith, linking to the Beckwith trail network

Arlene Stafford-Wilson

One comment on “St. Augustine’s & Heritage Homes, Prospect

  1. Peter Iveson iveson says:

    nice to hear about ST Augustine Prospect.My cousin Michael Iveson formerly with the Diocese of Ottawa that they were considering reopening the church due to construction in the area.It has never materialized.

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