Wednesday, July 13, 2011

St. Alban's Anglican Church Cemetery, Palgrave (Caledon)

The Abandoned Church of St. Alban's

St. Alban's Anglican Church is located on the east side of Hwy 50, in Palgrave. It was established in 1878 on land that was purchased from Henry Mullen and Robert Grower.  The church closed in 1917 but was still considered a worship site by the Toronto Anglican Synod until 1995, the church property was sold in 1998.  

The cemetery was located at the back of the property, but most of the burials were relocated to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bolton after the church closed. There is supposedly only one monument left for John Rowley, but its not sure if he was re-interned at Laurel Hill or is still at St. Alban's.

Local information is that the building was converted inside to a residence, but it is once again for sale.  The grave marker at the rear appears to be gone. However, access to the back of the property would be trespassing so if someone out there has any information, please let me know.


  1. The church is now owned by Terence Cutts and will be converted in to a restaurant. The departed will be toasted daily. No graves nor head stones exist on the site.