Church Location

Wednesday, August 2, 1854

The land for the church was donated by two families: one acre, part of Lot 19, Con. 3 by Patrick McEvoy and his wife Cecelia Doyle, and three acres, part of Lot 20, Con. 3 by John McEvoy and his wife Anastasia Powers.

Monsignor Guigues, then Bishop of Ottawa, came in person to choose a site on which to build churches in the communities of St. John's and St. Brigid's.

1879 Map of Enniskerry
Source: 
H. Beldon 1879 Carleton County Atlas
St. John 150th Anniversary commemorative booklet