Tag Archives: Esther Summers

“There’s a church in the valley …”

There’s a church in the valley by the wildwood No lovelier place in the dale No spot is so dear to my childhood As the little brown church in the vale  Oh come, come, come, come Come to the church … Continue reading

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Celebrating the past … and looking to the future

Beaverdams Church hosted nearly 90 people on June 1st for the annual dedication service and to celebrate  the memory of one of its most cherished and dedicated friends, Esther Summers (1913–2013). The Rev. George Addison of Trinity United, Friends of Beaverdams Church … Continue reading

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Annual Dedication Service

It’s that busy time of year again at historic Beaverdams Church! This Sunday June 1 at 10.30 the annual dedication service will take place on the church property with Rev. George Addison officiating. The legacy of Esther Summers on the … Continue reading

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There is a season …

Church in the  Wildwood (by Dr. William S. Pitts, 1857) There’s a church in the valley by the wildwood, No lovelier spot in the dale; No place is so dear to my childhood, As the little brown church in the … Continue reading

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Passing of Beaverdams Church’s greatest friend

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Esther Summers today, 26 December 2013, six months after celebrating her centennial. Not only was she one of historic Beaverdams Church’s greatest friends, but she was also Thorold’s official … Continue reading

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Looking back to 1967!

Courtesy of C.D. Campbell of Port Colborne, the Friends have been given access to archival film footage of goings on at the church in June 1967. It’s absolutely amazing footage! Not only are we allowed a glimpse into this long-lost … Continue reading

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Another centennial event!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTHER! Born just shy of a 100 years after the infamous Battle of Beaverdams, Thorold’s own Esther Summers celebrates her own centenary! A long time Sunday School teacher at Beaverdams Church, Esther is perhaps better known throughout southern … Continue reading

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