St Peter and St Paul Anglican Green Space

 

St Peter and St Paul’s Anglican Green Space is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The green space around the buildings include Garry oak, Douglas fir and balsam fir trees. Several small cedar hedge trees and well as snow berry, ocean spray and hardhack shrubs can be found on the landscaped garden beds. There are benches near the grass covered areas and a flag pole in the front lawn. The church building, built in eighteen seventy four, contains a conacher track- action organ that was brought to Canada in nineteen twelve. This is a wonderful place to take explore in Esquimalt and continue with a stroll to the nearby Freeman Ken Hall Park, Denniston Park or Foster Park.

The website of St. Peter and Paul provides a detailed history of acquisition of the organ: https://www.stpeterandpaul.ca/about/our-connacher-organ

 

Geographical Location N48º 25’ 46” W123º 23’ 21”

 

St Peter and St Paul’s Anglican Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Admirals Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road continue along as the road curves to reach Esquimalt Road. Turn right onto Esquimalt Road and continue along to Grafton Street. Turn left onto Grafton Street and look for the green space and church building on the left. There is parking for the congregation as well as limited street parking. Buses travel along Esquimalt Street.

Further information about Esquimalt can be found at Vancouver Islands Esquimalt Railway

And in the book title “Esquimalt Centennial, 1912 to 2012”

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