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Anglican Church in Ompah In Need of FundsBy Gib Dunham
All Saint’s Anglican Church in Ompah was built in 1885, and had a very active congregation for many, many years. In recent years, as with so many churches, the activity fell off, and the church has not been able to have regular services. Although the Anglican Diocese no longer supports the church in Ompah, the community still depends on it for some funerals and weddings, and many would like it to remain available for such times. In order to keep it ready for these things, it is necessary to retain a hydro service. Marge and Don Baxter covered the expenses of this for a number of years, but as they have now both deceased themselves, there is a need for donations from the community to continue to do this. Donations would be welcome from any Anglicans or other community members who would like the church to remain available for some uses. Interestingly, there is evidence, and many older residents remember, that the church is surrounded by a very old cemetery. So the church really is an important part of the history of the Ompah area.
If you can help keep the hydro service going at All Saint’s Anglican Church, please send a donation to Gilbert Dunham, in care of the Anglican Church at Ompah. Box 3034, Ompah Ont, K0H 2J0