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The first service of St. Martin-in-the Fields, London, Ontario was held on Sunday, November 6th, 1955 in the rectory on West Mile Road. By March 1957 the present church building (worship area) was built and was officially opened and dedicated by the the sixth Bishop of Huron, the Rt. Rev. George Nasmith Luxton, on April 20, 1957. In 1963, additions were made which included Congress Hall and a new narthex and cloakroom, as well as the extension of the sanctuary area. An elevator was installed in 1999 making the church wheelchair accessible.

St. Martin was a Roman soldier before he became a Christian and Bishop of Tours (397 A.D.) The banner and font seal in our Church depict the famous incident when, having nothing else to give a beggar, he cut his cloak in half and draped it around him. Later Martin had a vision of Christ wearing the part of the cloak which he had given away.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is named after a famous Church of that name in Trafalgar Square in London, England. It is the Parish in which Buckingham Palace is situated and is therefore the Parish Church of the Kings and Queens of England. King George I was its first Church Warden.

In 2005, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, celebrated fifty years of Christian service to the people of Oakridge Acres. After a full year of celebratory events, the anniversary culminated in the dedication of a glorious St. Martin window by the Anglican Primate, Andrew Hutchison.

History

St. Martin-in-the-Fields