It was amazing that a wooden church built in 1836 survived great fires and storms. The vision of this church is to be an Enduring Beacon, and it certainly is. The pews are from early 1800's and still have painted number plates on them as pews were once rented by families based on their size, and some families have used the same family pew for many generations (although renting of pews ended many years ago). The stain glass windows also have history and the one on the altar is in memory of the same child as the statue in Bowering Park. I was fascinated with this beautiful church, its architecture, and history. I also recommend visiting Commissariat House located directly behind the church, which also served as the church rectory for many years. There is also no charge for tours which is a nice bonus, but we did leave a donation after being so impressed by our tour guide.