St. James’ Anglican Church (Melville Street)

In 1926, a new St. James’ Church was built on Melville Street. It was dedicated on September 5, 1926 by the Right Rev. D.T. Owen, DD, Bishop of Niagara who was assisted by the rector, Ven. Archdeacon A.C. Mackintosh and the former rector, Ven. Archdeacon E.A. Irving.

The Dundas Star reported that the large congregation was in admiration of the “chaste and dignified beauty” of their new house of worship. The Star goes on to describe the architecture as “perpendicular Gothic style… a unique type architecturally in Canada combining some of the distinctive features of classic Old Country churches.”

On January 18, 1978 there was a devastating fire at St. James but the church was rebuilt.

Further information will be added as it becomes available.

If you have any stories about St. James’ on Melville Street or the fire, please share them below.

Tell your story

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

137 Melville Street, Dundas, Ontario
L9H 2Y6
Get directions