From 1837-1846, Rev Thomas Gibney of Guelph visited the early settlers in the Mount Forest area. In 1856, a log church was built on five acres of land that later became the Catholic graveyard in Minto. In 1857, land for a church was purchased in Arthur Township, west of Mount Forest from James Corrigan. It was completed in May 1858 but destroyed by fire before the official opening. The present site of the brick church was purchased in 1861 and the congregation of St. Mary of the Purification was organized in 1863. Work was begun at once and the brick church was officially dedicated on Feb. 1st, 1865. In 1902, land for Holy Cross Cemetery was purchased and in the same year, the church was destroyed by ir but was rebuilt in 1903.
St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church warmly welcomes you. We invite you to visit our parish family and place of worship. Feel free to browse our website and visit us in person.
Saturday Evening: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning: 9:30 a.m.