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Peter and Paul Church

King's Cove
Sts. Peter and Paul RC Church

Father sinnott in 1815 was the first priest to take charge of the
King's cove Parish which extended at that time from
Fortune Harbour to Hearts Content - a coastline
of 500 miles. He built the first church in 1825.

Father William Veitch became parish priest in 1875 and
established a number of schools and churches in his parish.
His first big work in church construction was the present
church whose construction began in 1884. The old one built
in 1825 had become too small for the increased congregation.
The new church was built over the old one and was completed
by free labour of the parishioners between Knights Cove and
Keels inclusive. They travelled every day of the week to
King's Cove in relays of ten whose names were called from
the alter each Sunday. the people were cheerfully responsive
to these calls and in two years the church was finished.

The parish today extends from Tickle Cove to Keels.

Contributed by Bill & Martha Warren
(November 2003)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (November 2003)

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