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Get married at Christ Church

by Gwen McMullen

The historic stone church on Queen Street in Lakefield is the perfect place to have a small wedding. Built in 1853 under the leadership of prominent pioneer Col. Samuel Strickland, overlooking the Otonabee River, it was the first church building in the area. Three couples have chosen to be married there this summer. Marjorie Topping a long-time volunteer Christ Church Community Museum (CCCM) guide jokes that she had planned to have her memorial service at Christ Church but little did she know that on June 14 it would be used for a much more joyful occasion. Last fall she met her prince charming, George Bardwell, at a car rally. They tied the knot at the beautiful restored church on June 14. They found it to be just the right size for the 47 people who attended.

To Karen Locklin it just seemed like the perfect place for her wedding when she married Terry Gain on June 28. Karen has had a long history with Lakefield. She fondly recalls playing her trumpet at a concert in Christ Church several years ago.

Mary Marsden, another long-time CCCM guide, suggested to her daughter Katie, that she consider having her wedding at Christ Church. Katie Marsden and David Whitehead were married on August 3.

This charming church museum is open to the public every day until Labour Day from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Local history, Lakefield’s literary history and special exhibits as well as the history of the graveyard can be seen.

For further information you may contact Gwen McMullen at 705-652-3024.

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