Grimsby Newspapers
Rev. J.A. Ballard retires St. Andrew's rectorship
Grimsby Independent, 20 Jan 1944, p. 1,7

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Date of Publication:
20 Jan 1944
Date Of Event:
17 Jan 1944
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Ballard, J. Allan
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St. Andrew's Anglican Church
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Close to 200 adult members and adherents of St. Andrew's Anglican Church attended the annual Vestry meeting, held in the High School Auditorium, on Monday evening. It was by far the largest meeting in all the long history of the church. It was more than just a Vestry meeting, for the members of the congregation had gathered to pay tribute to their beloved Rector, who through 40 years of peace and war had guided their destinies. Rev. J. Allan Ballard, who resigned from his charge on January first, came to Old St. Andrew's as Vicar on February 1905, and since that time has endeared himself to all who have ever met him. He was born at Burford in Brant County where he began his studies. He proceeded to Upper Canada College and thence to Trinity College where he graduated in Theology in 1894, thus he has spent a half century in the service of the Lord. Mr. P.V. Smith, on behalf of the congregation read the very fine address which appears below, and two of the oldest members of the Parish, Mrs. James M. Metcalfe and Mr. W.H. Parsons, presented ...

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Rev. J.A. Ballard retires St. Andrew's rectorship