Church of St. Mary the Virgin
4354 Metchosin Road
August 25, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 pm
The theme for this year's cemetery tour at Metchosin's Church of St. Mary the Virgin is "How the settlers came to arrive in Metchosin". Several tours will be conducted by Mr. Andrew Spray.
St. Mary the Virgin Church was built in 1873, a few years after Confederation. The cemetery, which is known for its profusion of native spring flowers, contains the graves of many of Metchosin's pioneer settlers. On display there will be a world map depicting the early settlers' routes used to get to Vancouver Island and another map for Canada. Aside from the pioneers researched for the Pioneer Map Booklet, these maps will outline where well-known Metchosin community elders arrived from.
Music will be provided by Allison Marshall and her students and refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall.
During the tour there will be available for sale fawn lily and camas seeds collected from plants growing on the cemetery grounds as well as copies of the 150th Pioneer Map Booklet produced in 2017 by the Heritage Committee.
Why not make a day of it in the Metchosin Village and visit:
Background painting by Robert Chabot and photo by Toad Hollow Photography