St. James Anglican Church in Franktown, Ontario
Dry Stone Canada is pleased to announce we will be hosting a walling workshop at St. James Anglican Church in the village of Franktown (east of Perth, Ontario). Last year we removed several sections that were at risk of falling over, and rebuilt a portion. This year we will continue with the restoration. Pictured below is the rebuilt portion. The workshop will take place at the same time as the Franktown Lilac Festival (Saturday only).
Two day workshop on dry stone wall restoration for beginners and intermediate levels.
St. James is recognized as one of the oldest Anglican churches in Eastern Ontario in continuous use. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1822 and completed in 1827.
St. James became part if the Clayton Parish, sharing its Rector with St. George’s in Clayton, and St. John’s in Innisville. However, this little stone church still stands as a memorial to the hardy pioneers who built it.
The historic church requires 75 feet of their 180 ft historic dry stone wall repaired. The wall is 2 ft. wide and 4 ft high with round stones on the top as copes.
The workshop will take place at the same time as the Franktown Lilac Festival.
About Franktown and the Lilac Festival
The quaint hamlet of Franktown (on HWY 15, north of Smith Falls, Ontario) in Beckwith Township plays host each year to a festival that celebrates an explosion of fragrant colour! The Franktown Lilac Festival takes place in the heart of the hamlet, with many activities at Centennial Hall, 152 Church Street. Start things off with a hearty pancake breakfast, then take part in the children’s bike parade, followed by an afternoon of music. Enjoy a wagon ride to see the sights. Franktown was established in 1818-19 as the site of a supply store between Richmond and Perth and has a rich history with many examples of compelling eastern Ontario architecture along its famous Lilac Lane. Free admission.
- Location: 128 Church St, Beckwith, ON
- Time: 09:00 to 16:00
- Lunch and snacks are included
- Required Equipment:
- Safety glasses
- Safety boots (if you have them)
- Gloves (don’t bring expensive gloves they get shredded just as quickly as the cheap ones)
- Appropriate clothing – We work in all weather conditions
Registration and Waiver:
Please complete these and return via firstname.lastname@example.org or mail:
- E-transfer via email@example.com
- Cheque payable to: Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada
- Send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail forms (and cheque) to:
- Dry Stone Canada c/o Bill Jeffers
- 24 Sword St.
- Toronto, On.
- M5A 3N2