• Historical Timeline1924
    May – Ladies’ Guild formed
    August 31 – building completed. First service held, conducted by Rector. Bishop Roper preached.
    September 14 – First Sunday School. Sixty-six children present.
    October 12 – First Communion service at Harvest Festival. Sixty-six communicants.
  • 1925
    April 18 – First Confirmation – ten candidates
    May 31 – First Boy Scout Church parade recorded.
  • 1926
    December 2 – St. Martin’s church, Woodroffe and St. Stephen’s Church, Britannia became a separate parish.
  • 1927
    May 1 – First Incumbent, Rev. W. B. Morgan, B.A., B.D., appointed.
    October 27 – First Woman’s Auxiliary organized.
  • 1929
    August 2 – Mortgage and loan paid off.
  • 1950
    June – Rev. W.B. Morgan resigned.
    September and October – Col. The Rev. C.G.F. Stone, Principal Army Chaplain in charge
    October 15 – Rev. Kenneth R. Cowan, 2nd Incumbent of Parish of Britannia, Woodroffe began his ministry.
    November 29- Rev. Cowan Inducted.
  • 1951
    January – Became self-supporting Parish
  • 1953
    February – Building Fund Appeal for $75.00 oversubscribed.
  • 1954
    May- New property purchased in Westwood, old Honeywell Farm.
    June 4 – First sod turned for new St. Martin’s by Bishop-elect Ernest S. Reed
    1954-55 – Capt. Harry Brown (Church Army) assisted the Rector.
    December 21 – Excavation for new church really accomplished.
  • 1955
    May 29 – Foundation Stone laid by Bishop Reed.
    December 18 – First service held in new church.
  • 1956
    January 11 – Dedication of new church and countless memorials and gifts by Bishop Reed.
  • 1957
    June – New Rectory erected on new property.
  • 1960
    -Bell from St. Georges Church, Gallingertown (Seaway) placed in Bell Tower
  • 1962
    -Ken Cowan leaves for Winnipeg
    -David Thomson – 3rd rector
  • 1964
    -Education Wing Completed
  • 1970
    -David Thomson leaves for All Saints Sandy Hill
    -Bill Gilbert priest in charge for balance of year
  • 1971
    -Walter “Chip” Molson arrives – 4th rector
  • 1973
    -“Chip” Molson leaves
    -Don Chapman – 5th rector
  • 1979
    November- Burning of the Mortgage
    -Consecration of St. Martin’s (debt free) – Bishop Wm Robinson
  • 1984
    -New Organ installed
  • 1989
    -Elevator Installed
  • 1991
    -Don Chapman retires
    -Rob Heard – 6th Rector
    -Rand in church installed
    -Series of Bible Studies begin (1992, ‘93, ‘94)
  • 1992
    -Youth Co-ordinator begins duties
    -Don Chapman dies
  • 1993
    -First LOGOS course at St. Martin’s -“Will Our Children Have Faith?”
  • 1994
    -Don Chapman Memorial Cross installed
    -Bell Tower repaired (major)
    -Bookshelves installed in Fellowship Hall
    -Second LOGOS at St. Martin’s – Anglican Thought & Worship
    October 15 & 16th-70th Anniversary celebrations – Social and dance Saturday evening. Anniversary service and procession followed by lunch and birthday cake, Sunday.
    -Stage curtains installed – Gift from Parishioners
    -Gift to St. Thomas (Loss by theft) – gift from Parishioners
    -Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of first service held in present St. Martin’s December 18, 1955
  • 1995
    -Anniversary of dedication of St. Martin’s January 11, 1956 and many memorial gifts and thankofferings.
    January-February -Third LOGOS course at St. Martin’s – this is an inter parish program. “Conversation on the Journey” a study of Christian Spirituality – 2 parts
  • 2000
    -Fundraising begins for new church organ.
  • 2003
    -New Rogers Trillium 957 organ installed on March 17th
    -Fundraising for new organ complete
  • 2004
    October 17th-80th Anniversary celebrations held – Choral Evensong, drama presentation and supper held.
  • 2009
    July 31st- Robert Heard retires
    September 15th – Richard Vroom becomes 7th Rector
    November 26th – Induction of Richard Vroom
  • 2015
    May 17th – John Organ becomes 8th Rector