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Miscouche in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Saint John the Baptist Church

 
 
L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste /<br>Saint John the Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste /
Saint John the Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
La première église paroissiale a été construite en 1819. L'église actuelle, la troisième, a été érigée en 1891-92 selon les plans de l'architecte insulaire George Edwin Baker, pendant la cure du père John A. MacDonald. Cette élégante église en bois de style néo-gothique se distingue notamment par ses deux flèches hautes de 100 pieds, surmontées de belles croix en fer forgé. L'église possède un orgue Casavant installé en 1902. On peut y admirer deux beaux vitraux, datant de 1920, l'un dédié à la mémoire des soldats de la paroisse morts à la Première Grande guerre et l'autre en souvenir d'une paroissienne, Annie Laughlin Cunningham. Le sanctuaire de l'église a été complètement refait en 1977. Le mobilier du sanctuaire est l'œuvre du sculpteur québécois Joseph Soligo.

English:
The first parish church was built in 1819. The present church, the third, was erected in 1891-92, during the mandate of parish priest John A. MacDonald, according to the plans of Island architect George Edwin Baker. This elegant wooden structure of Gothic Revival design is noted for its two 100-foot spires
Marker detail: Sketch of Miscouche's second church image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Sketch of Miscouche's second church
Dessin de la seconde église de Miscouche publié en 1880 dans Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island. On y aperçoit aussi le couvent et le premier presbytère.

Sketch of Miscouche's second church published in the 1880 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island. The convent and the first presbytery are also included in the drawing.
adorned with fine wrought iron crosses. The church houses a Casavant organ installed in 1902. It also contains two beautiful stained glass windows dating back to 1920, one in memory of soldiers from the parish who died during World War I, and the other in memory of parishioner Annie Laughlin Cunningham. The sanctuary was completely redone in 1977. The furnishings in the sanctuary are the work of Quebec sculptor, Joseph Soligo.
 
Location. 46° 25.988′ N, 63° 52.043′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12) just north of Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of Saint John the Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L'économie (within shouting distance of this marker); La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 (within shouting distance of this marker); L'évolution du village de Miscouche (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fanfare de Miscouche (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame
Marker detail: High altar • built 1899-1900 image. Click for full size.
Collection Musée Acadien
3. Marker detail: High altar • built 1899-1900
Ce maître-autel a été enlevé de l'église en 1977. Il avait été construit en 1899-1900 par le sculpteur A.Vincent.

This high altar was removed from the church in 1977. It was built in 1899-1900 by the sculptor A. Vincent.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La fondation de Miscouche (about 150 meters away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
 
Also see . . .  Restoration Success Story. St. John the Baptist Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. Father Albin Arsenault oversaw a six-year restoration of this historic church - from the steeple to the altar. He took the approach of fixing, repairing, restoring one project at a time and step-by-step with the enthusiasm of his parishioners achieved amazing results. The New Altar, unveiled on June 28, 2009, is a replica of the original. (Submitted on November 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible lower left corner)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
4. L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Marker • wide view
(marker visible lower left corner)
L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Saint John Baptist Church<br>(<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
5. L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Saint John Baptist Church
(northeast corner view)
L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Saint John Baptist Church<br>(<i>south side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
6. L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Saint John Baptist Church
(south side view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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