Are you vacationing in or around Buckhorn?

St Matthew - St Aidan is a quaint country church. You'll be warmly welcomed any Sunday


You are warmly invited to check out St Matthew - St Aidan on any Sunday in the summer. Services are at 10 am and you'll receive a happy and friendly welcome. If you're cottaging in the Buckhorn area or passing thorough on the Trent-Severn, why not set time aside some Sunday to come to our quaint, historical little church.

After the Service, there are always refreshments and tasty delights and a chance to chat with local residents. They'll be happy to tell you more about Buckhorn and things you can do while you're in the area.

Our parish is like a family. Come in your summer attire and you'll fit right in.


Our history

St. Matthew’s Church first appeared as a frame building in 1896 on Lot 9, Concession 9 of Harvey Township. This lot had been deeded to The Reverend Francis Herbert Hartley by Sam and Marie Purser at a cost of ten dollars. Immediately after receiving the deed,  Hartley signed a mortgage for one thousand dollars held by Mrs. K. Demstoner of Peterborough. With these funds, St. Matthew’s was built. Prior to 1897, Services had been conducted by Hartley in a home known as the “Mission House”.

In 1998, St. Matthew's Church amalgamated with St. Aidan's Anglican Church which was an adjacent parish active for 98 years in Youngs Point. The windows, in the present church that are visible from Lakehust Road, were originally in St. Aidan's Church. They were dedicated at the first joint Service of the new parish on 3 May 1998. Today, the parish is known by the name of St. Matthew - St. Aidan.

The best way to learn of the parish history is by visiting in person. We invite you also to consider engaging in the life of our parish as we grow on our journey of faith in reaching out to those in need. You will be warmly welcomed.

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