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41 Reynolds Street - St. Andrews Catholic Church
The church was built in 1840 for Catholic dock labourers in Oakville, on land supplied by William Chisholm. It is the oldest church in Oakville still in its original form.
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This Roman Catholic Church is little changed from when it was built in 1840.

Following early work by Father Gordon at "Stations" across a very extended territory, with headquarters at York, a mission was created at Oakville in 1836, with Father McDonagh in charge.

The land for the building of the Church was given by William Chisholm, a Presbyterian.

John Cavan, a carpenter, provided a great deal of the labour.

It is reported that assistance in building was supplied by Presbyterian Scots and it is in their honour that the name, St. Andrew, was assigned. The building cost $3000 and sits on hand-adzed sixty-foot pine beams. The stumps are still under the building. There was a cemetery to the north. The steeple is 150 feet high.

The building is of Colonial design. The only significant changes are a stucco covering on the original frame building and extension added about 1970.
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Interior of St. Andrew's ChurchInterior of St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrews Catholic Church, 1897St. Andrews Catholic Church, 1897