Sir Sandford Fleming
When next you look at your watch, spare a thought for Sir Sandford Fleming, the Father of Standard Time, and a long-time member of St. Andrew's. Sir Sandford occupied a pew, marked by a small brass plaque, in the south-east corner of the Sanctuary.
(1796 - 1894)
Born in Lisbourne, Ireland and formerly a Lieutenant in the British Army, William Clegg emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1821. In Bytown, Capt. Clegg served with the Royal Engineers as Clerk of the Cheque (Paymaster) for the Rideau Canal works. A founding member of St. Andrew's in 1828, he was ordained as an elder in 1835 and he remained a stalwart of the church for 65 years until his death in 1894.
Rev. William Durie
In December 1846, Rev William Durie arrived in the village of Bytown from Scotland and began his duties as St. Andrew's third minister. Known for his compelling sermons, Rev. Durie's dedication to the poor and the frail, regardless of creed, quickly endeared him to Bytown's citizens. Rev. Durie's ministry was cut tragically short by the June 1847 arrival of typhus...