Churches in Ontario Trinity United St Thomas Anglican

Sharon Temple


Sharon, Ontario, Canada. June 2001

Historical plaque at the temple:


Erected 1825-32, its architecture symbolizes the religious beliefs of its builder, David Willson, born in New York State 1778. Disowned by the Society of Friends (Quakers), he established hereabouts the Children of Peace (Davidites) in 1852, a small sect which retained some Quaker mysticism while placing great emphasis on ceremony, music and practical education. Most Davidites were strong political reformers and several joined Mackenzies force in the Rebellion of 1837. Following Willson's death 1866, the strength of the sect dminished and its last service was held here 1886.

Erected by the Ontario Archeological and Historic Sites board.

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