Friday, September 22, 2017

CANADA ~ Fulford Village - Salt Spring Island - B.C. ~

... Canadian beauty nr2... a pretty autumn scenery... the islands oldest tiny but picturesque church... a beautiful landmark that is visible from the ferry when arriving at Fulford Harbor... the most photographed church on Salt Spring Island... I really love the reflection in the water...  with great choice of stamps (as alwaysツ) Thanks a lot Glenn!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
St. Paul's church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the windows, door and bell were acquired from father Rondeault’s “Butter Church” in Cowichan Bay. The materials were brought in Indian canoes from Cowichan Bay to Burgoyne Bay, then by ox-drawn stoneboat to this site. The church was formally dedicated on May 10, 1885, by Bishop J. B. Brondel. Coloured stonework was added about 1973.

Fulford Village is located at the southern end of the island and was named after Captain John Fulford of the HMS Ganges, and served between 1858 and 1860.

It is home to the native artefact's museum (which is housed in a log building).


Star Trek
(Issued 27-04-2017)

Canadian Country Artists 31. July
(Issued 31-07-2014)

Black History - Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
(Issued 30-01-2015)

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