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A.C. Miles, B.A.

Arthur Chipman Miles



West Toronto Junction was expanding rapidly as a railroad centre and in 1887 St. John’s became a separate parish with Rev. A. C. Miles as the first rector. Plans were laid for the erection of a larger church and on January 26, 1890, the new brick church seating 350 was opened. The new church cost $8,737 and the frame building became the Church Hall.

Miles, Arthur Chipman. 1861-1915 Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7 January 1861, son of Frederick Billing (1833-91) and Ella Victoria (Smith) (1837-1904) Miles.

BA University College, Toronto, 1884.

Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1885.

Deacon 26 July 1885; priest 1886 (Toronto).

1885-8 missionary at Elmvale with Waverley and Allenwood.

27 June 1888 married Jessie Louisa Hamilton (1856-1925) in Collingwood.

1888-93 first rector of St John, West Toronto Junction.

1893-8 missionary at Mulmur West.

1898 missionary at Creemore.

1914 rector of Sunderland and West Brock.

Died 16 May 1915.

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