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Fire at St. Cuthbert's on Saint-Roch and Wiseman streets | by SHPEHS
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Fire at St. Cuthbert's on Saint-Roch and Wiseman streets

The new St Cuthbert’s Church, opened in 1948, burns on April 23rd 1975.


From "Park Extension Community News‟ May 1975, Vol. 3 No. 5: CHURCH FIRE A MYSTERY


“Police investigating the April 23 fire which destroyed St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church say they don‟t know yet if the fire was criminally or accidentally caused but lay arson is a "possibility‟... No one was injured in the blaze which took about 90 firemen 47 minutes to put out. Police say they are still questioning witnesses, most of them elderly folk assembled in the church basement for the weekly social lunch when the fire broke out upstairs around midday. The Wednesday Communion Service had been held at 10 a.m. Extensive damage was done to the 28 year-old structure at 900 St. Roch Street, leaving the parishioners without a church. They are holding services temporarily in the Livingstone United. The adjoining rectory was only slightly damaged…”

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